The Council have issued a media release confirming the cuts that it is making to waste collection arrangements.
They say that “less then 10 per cent of all households will see significant changes to the day and time that their rubbish and recycling is collected, but the review has contributed towards significant savings of £300,000 in 2013/14”.
New rubbish and recycling calendars will be sent to households citywide from today (Tuesday 27 August) with new collections to commence from Monday 9 September.
The majority of households (72,000 homes) will continue to receive their normal collections on the same day on a fortnightly basis. The time of their collection may vary and residents are advised to ensure they present their rubbish and recycling before 7am on the day of their collection.
Further to the introduction of the new rubbish and recycling collections, changes to garden waste will also take effect from 9 September. The Council will introduce “an annual subscription charge for additional garden waste and not collect waste during the winter months”.
Amongst the controversial changes being introduced by Labour Councillors is a charge of £35 to cover 12-months will come into effect for households with more then one garden waste bin.
No garden waste will be collected during the winter months of November to March.
For full details of the changes to rubbish and recycling collections, or if residents would like to subscribe to the garden waste service, please call 01904 551550.
The Council also says that can look up their collections by postcode by clicking this LINK