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Changes to waste and recycling collections - August 2020

Weekly bin collections resuming from Monday 17 August 2020

Weekly household waste and recycling collections will resume from Monday 17 August and we have taken the opportunity to review collection routes to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.

These changes mean that for some residents, your bin collection day will change. All residents will be contacted with further information and confirmation of whether or not your collection day is changing, prior to Monday 17 August. Please look out for a letter in the week commencing Monday 10 August which will contain all the information you need.

The current routes were planned in 2005 and since then the council have seen an increase of 9000 homes across the borough, meaning that not all routes are as efficient as possible. The new routes will ensure that vehicles are travelling shorter distances incorporating the increased number of homes and spreading the workload more equally across crews.

For the majority of residents, there will be no change to your bin collection day, however the time of your collection may be different, so please ensure your bin is out by 7am. As we are moving back to weekly waste and recycling collections, we will no longer be accepting additional recycling next to your bins from the Monday 17 August. Please make sure that all materials are inside your bin, with the bin lid shut.