Changes to blue and black bin collection days and times

A yellow tag on their black bin will shortly be alerting West Suffolk residents that changes in blue and black bin collection days and times are on their way.

  • From Monday 11 November they will be rolling out day changes.
    Half of households see change of day but if the day remains the same, time arrive at property will change and as now, ask households to have their bins out by 6.30am on collection day.

  • From Monday 14 October they will be putting a yellow tag on black bins.
    These will alert customers to look out for a letter being posted to them with what the change means for them, and with a calendar to help make the transition.

Cllr Stevens, West Suffolk Council Cabinet member for Operations explains

‘The whole way waste is managed in West Suffolk is changing, in order to meet need and to become more efficient. The last time we reviewed the whole district was 2010 and a lot has changed since then. Demand on waste services has increased, and so have the opportunities to invest in new technologies and facilities that will make the operation more efficient. We are reviewing all our blue and black bin collection rounds to find extra capacity, save money and waste miles and continue to provide an excellent service’.

The review means that over half West Suffolk households will see a change of day for their alternate weekly collection of blue and black bins. And for those keeping the same day will see a change of time when the waste crew arrives at the property. The brown bin collection day will remain unchanged this year for customers of the West Suffolk Garden Waste Collection Service.

Cllr Peter Stevens continues

‘We will be writing to every household in good time, giving details of their new collection day together with a calendar to help make the transition. We are putting yellow tags on the black bins to alert residents to look out for the letter that will arrive shortly. Full details will also be available on our website nearer the time, and we will be doing all we can to help households make the change.’


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