Council axes weekly refuse and recycling collections to save costs

Blaby District Council is switching it’s bin collection from weekly to fortnightly, affecting tens of thousands of homes.

The council says it’s due to cuts in government and county council funding worth almost £750,000.

The changes include moving from weekly collections to alternate weeks and providing larger households with bigger refuse and recycling bins.

The council ran a four-week consultation, which ended in November, to obtain resident’s views on the proposals.

Councillor Terry Richardson, Leader of Blaby District Council, said: “We realise that these proposals will result in a change for residents, but we want to ensure that a high quality waste collection service is maintained as it is so highly regarded by residents.”

“We have worked extremely hard to come up with the best possible proposals which will still enable us to provide a quality service, as well as maintaining the many other services which are equally valued by our residents.”

The new measures are due to come into effect in the summer.

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