Almost 100,000 extra bins were collected throughout Cheshire East in just seven days over the festive season, thanks to hard work and rigorous operational planning.
Ansa Environmental Services Limited, which provides the Council’s waste and recycling services, drafted in additional vehicles and staff to ensure that all residents would have their recycling and household waste collected despite the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.
To make sure the service ran like clockwork, rounds were rescheduled to bring forward collections for all householders who were due a visit on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.
The team also promoted the changes well in advance by adding a sticker to all affected bins, sending out press releases and publishing the details on the Council’s website, Facebook and Twitter.
Councillor David Topping, Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet member for service commissioning, said: “I would like to congratulate the crews, team leaders and transfer station operatives at Ansa, who worked extremely hard both before and during Christmas and New Year to ensure that residents would receive an excellent service from Cheshire East Council.
“We all know that considerably more waste has to be collected and recycled over Christmas and New Year.
“The staff at Ansa not only ensured collections were not missed but they also managed the increased volumes of seasonal recycling and waste. Well done to everyone involved.”
For more information about recycling at Cheshire East Council, please visit http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling.aspx