SODC have just introduced a new cooking oil recycling service for residents as part of food waste collections.
After cooking and once it has cooled, any leftover oil can be poured into a plastic bottle no bigger than one litre in size. The bottle and its contents can then be placed into the kerbside food waste caddy, along with other food waste, and put out for the weekly collection. For those who don't want to use a plastic bottle, oil can also be poured straight into the caddy along with other food waste.
One litre of cooking oil can generate enough electricity to make 240 cups of tea!
If a resident needs to report a missed bin they should contact Biffa:
Crews will only return to collect a missed bin if it was originally put out before 7am on the scheduled collection day.
There are some occasions when crews can't collect a bin – for example, if the bin was not put out in time. If a resident has put the wrong items in their recycling, or the bin was too heavy or overflowing, then the crew will place a tag on the bin to explain why it wasn’t collected and will attempt to collect it on the next scheduled collection.
If there are repeat problems at a property or a specific area, Biffa will investigate. If a collection is missed at the same property on a number of occasions, and the issue is not resolved by Biffa, residents should email firstname.lastname@example.org and SODC will investigate.
If you need to get in touch with Thames Valley Police to find out about, or assist with, ongoing cases, or to contact an officer or department directly, you can now do so online by using their new contact form. If you want to speak to someone by phone then please call 101.
To report a crime or missing person you should use this report form.
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