Waste & Recycling Survey results

Thanks to publicity in the local press, my recent online survey asking people for their views on our waste collection service, was a success. Even more so, my thanks go to the nearly 100 people who were kind enough to take the time and trouble to complete the survey.  I will be getting in touch with all those of you who ticked that box at some point.  The results were as follows:

I should remind readers that this was a personal survey, as the cabinet member with responsibility for such things.  It was not on behalf of South Holland District Council. 

Q1. How important is a WEEKLY WASTE collection to you?

 

% response

Number of respondents

Not very important

5.2%

5

Quite important

11.5%

11

Very important

78.1%

75

Q2. How important is a WEEKLY RECYCLING collection to you?
Not very important

9.4%

9

Quite important

19.8%

19

Very important

63.5%

61

Q3.  Would you be prepared to pay for a GREEN waste collection?
 

% response

Number of respondents

No

9.5%

9

Maybe

17.9%

17

Yes

72.6%

69

Q4.  Would you be unhappy if the council stopped providing BLACK refuse sacks?
 

% response

Number of respondents

Not at all

16%

15

Slightly

25.5%

24

Very

58.5%

55

Q5.  Would you be unhappy if the council reduced the number of GREEN recycling bags you could have?
 

% response

Number of respondents

Not at all

10.5%

10

Slightly

18.9%

18

Very

70.5%

67

Q6.  Would you recycle LESS if the number of green recycling bags you received was reduced?
 

% response

Number of respondents

No

31.9%

30

Maybe

24.5%

23

Yes

43.6%

41

Q7.  Would you recycle LESS if NO green bags were provided to you?
 

% response

Number of respondents

No

24.5%

23

Maybe

22.3%

21

Yes

53.2%

50

Q8.  Do you think most people use litter bins if they are provided?
Yes

35.2%

32

Sometimes

40.7%

37

No

24.2%

22

Q9.  Which age group is the WORST for dropping litter?
 

% response

Number of respondents

Young

47.8%

44

Middle aged

3.3%

3

Elderly

1.1%

1

All as bad

47.8%

44

       
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One thought on “Waste & Recycling Survey results

  1. Hi Roger
    Some interesting results there but Gary would probably say not enough responses to be truly representative!
    Interesting results about green waste collections but I remain unconvinced that it is a good idea unless you could make a profit out of it to reinvest in other waste services! Personally I still think we should be encouraging people to think about the waste they produce and how they are then responsible for disposal rather than just expecting the Council to provide a collection service – paid for or not!
    Perhaps you should also have asked is would weekly collection still be important if the Council provided wheeled bins.
    Anyway, good stuff, well done!
    Andrew

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