Test Valley Borough Council has launched a brand new campaign called WasteWise to gather feedback from residents about waste and recycling in the borough. And they’d like to hear from you!

Across Test Valley the recycling rate is 32 per cent, and the council would like to find out why that is and what it can do to help residents to recycle more. The council is running the WasteWise project in conjunction with a digital research company called ResearchBods, and is asking people to sign up to an online community, where residents will be able to give their feedback on waste and recycling by taking part in a range of online activities. And anyone who signs up will be in with a chance of winning some great prizes!

Residents have until 27 September to sign up to the project at http://wastewise.ex-plor.com

The online community will then run for four weeks from 28 September to 23 October 2015. The feedback from residents will be used by the council to help improve its services.

Environmental portfolio holder, Councillor Graham Stallard, said: “We would like to hear from people across the borough to find out more about what they think about recycling, why they do it, why they don’t do it and what might help them to do more. We’re not looking for recycling experts, so don’t worry if you don’t know much about it. We are genuinely looking for all feedback, good and bad, as that will help us to understand what we could do to support residents and improve recycling rates.

“This is something that affects everyone across the borough and our residents are best placed to tell us what does and doesn’t work for them. I would urge anyone who would like to give us their feedback to sign up to the new WasteWise community today.”

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