The majority of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ residents will be given a new bin collection day next month as part of plans to future-proof waste and recycling services in the districts.
The councils are working with waste service provider, Serco, to make waste and recycling collection rounds more efficient.
Over the last 10 years, the number of homes Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils collect waste from has increased significantly.
By re-routing the current collection rounds and introducing new ones, the councils will make them more fuel efficient; both reducing the impact on the environment whilst providing the service needed for current and future residents.
Those affected by the changes will receive information about their new collection day from week commencing 1 July. The new collection days will then start from week commencing 15 July.
Waste and recycling collections will continue to take place on alternate weeks on the new collection days, with garden waste collections unaffected.
Councillor Elisabeth Malvisi, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for Environment, said:
“These changes will help to continue to provide an efficient service for residents, making sure we both care for our environment and are ready for future home growth in our district.
“Waste services are perhaps one of the most visible and vital services we provide to everyone in Babergh, so it’s crucial these changes provide the best and the most cost effective solution possible.”
Councillor Jessica Fleming, Mid Suffolk District Council’s cabinet member for Environment, said:
“We’re working hard to provide our residents with the best waste collection service possible, but a lot of change has taken place over the past 10 years in Mid Suffolk.
“It’s crucial we adapt our routes to work efficiently in response to new developments so that we can continue to deliver these services today and in the future.”