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No waste or recycling collections on Mondays

 
Created on 01/03/2017 @ 10:07
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Waste and recycling in Newtown is to be cut from five to four days a week under the latest plans by Powys County Council to cut costs.

And you’ll have to ensure your recycling and rubbish is out by 6.30am from April on the day of your collection.

The news comes as the county council cuts the days for access to the Newtown waste and recycling centre at Wern Ddu Lane to just three days.

From April collections in Newtown and throughout the county will not happen on a Monday. Those with Monday collections will be notified which day their recycling will be colldcted each week.

The three-weekly waste collection continues, but this too will not happen on a Monday.

The changes are part of plans to save £500,000 and the council says it will also mean current arrangements for collecting on Bank Holiday Mondays will be cut - saving on staffing costs.

“As part of the change, households be notified of their new collections days but they will need to have their recycling and waste out ready for collection by 6.30am on their collection day,” said a council statement.

Cllr John Powell, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling, said: “We are facing a significant budget shortfall and have to find savings of £29.8m over the next three financial years.

“As part of the budget response, our highways, transport and recycling service has been tasked with finding savings of approximately £2m a year for three years.

“By collecting recycling and waste on four days a week instead of five, we can avoid any disruption associated with bank holiday Mondays and plan our vehicle maintenance and training with less disruption.  Where the bank holidays cannot be avoided, usually around Easter and Christmas, catch-up collection periods are greatly reduced.

“In addition to which we have undertaken a route optimisation exercise for our collection rounds and made them more efficient by reducing vehicle movements as part of the planned changes.  These changes will help us meeting our budget saving targets.

“Households will continue to receive a weekly recycling and food waste collection and a three-weekly residual waste collection but they would need to put their containers out by 6.30am on their collection day.

“We will be informing households of their new collection days by post in the coming weeks.”

To find out more about recycling in Powys visit www.powys.gov.uk/recycling


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