New bin calendars have been sent to every household ahead of the changes, which start on 4th December. Residents should continue to use their existing calendars until 1st December.
Whilst not all residents will have a new collection day, some could see their collection day change by up to 4 days or see their black or green lidded bin collection week swap. Anyone affected will receive additional information in the post about how the Council will help them manage their waste during the transition weeks.
Residents are also reminded of the new bin collection start time of 6.30am, which also starts on 4th December.
“We’ve put plans in place to manage the transition period, which we know will be difficult for the first couple of weeks. Residents who may additional collections have been sent additional information about how we’re going to help them manage their waste during first two weeks” said Shane Easom, Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee.
“Please be patient with us over the coming weeks whilst we get the new arrangements in place. Our contact centre is likely to be very busy so if you can, check our website or your new calendar before calling. If you have neighbours who aren’t sure, then pass the information on to them to help us get the message to everyone.”
“Changing bin collection rounds is never easy but it’s been a long time since we last reviewed them and the new arrangements will make them more efficient and take into account new homes which have been built or are due to be built in the Borough.”