Cheshire East residents are being reminded that their recycling and waste collection days may be changing from 4 November.
New collection schedule calendars will start to arrive from 21 October.
These calendars have been posted to all households to give advance notice of the possible changes. These will detail a new collection schedule and the new time of 6.30am to have their bins ready for collection.
Most residents will be affected by the upcoming changes – however some may find their collection days remain the same.
The alterations to collection days will allow Cheshire East Council, along with Ansa -Cheshire East Council’s arms-length environmental services company, to maximise the efficiency of their collections by using less vehicles over a working day. This will deliver best value to residents.
These changes are also in preparation for a new food waste recycling service, which will be introduced in January. Full details of this will be provided in the next few months.
The new collection calendar details key dates for residents to be aware of, these are:
· 4 November – changes to recycling and waste collections will take effect and bins need to be at their collection point from 6.30am;
· 23 December to 3 January – we have increased our garden waste bin winter collections to now only stop collecting between these dates;
· If your recycling or waste bin is due to be emptied on the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, please see your calendar as your collection days will change.
Councillor Brian Roberts, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “The council is committed to improving the recycling and waste collection service for residents. These changes will allow our vehicle rounds to make our bin collections more efficient and prepare us for the new food waste service, which is being introduced in January.”
Residents are reminded that they may be asked to place their bins out on new days from 6.30am and are encouraged to keep their new calendars safe, to remember the new dates for waste and recycling collections.
Information and reminders about the changes will feature on Cheshire East Council’s social media pages. Please follow @CheshireEastCouncil on Facebook and @CheshireEast on Twitter to keep up-to-date.
The new bin collection route information will display on the Cheshire East Council website, when they take effect from 4 November, at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/bins Current collection routes and information will show until this date.