BIN collection days in Thurrock are set to change as the council looks to make the waste service more efficient and practical.
From Monday 8 May 2017, new collection routes will come into force which are designed to keep all bin lorries in one part of the borough at a time – meaning if there are breakdowns or missed bins, other vehicles are nearby and can cover.
All other details of waste and recycling collections will stay the same. There will still be three separate collections – food and garden, dry recycling and general waste – which are collected weekly.
A leaflet will be delivered to all households explaining their new collection day – or confirming if their current day is not changing. Information can also be found on the Thurrock Council website – thurrock.gov.uk/waste
This change will not affect flats with bin stores, who will not be receiving a leaflet.
Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Pauline Tolson, said: “As part of this administration’s commitment to maintaining weekly bin collections, we are looking at how we can improve the service while making it more efficient. Thurrock is one of fewer than 15% of councils who have kept weekly collections.
“Having all the vehicles in one part of the borough each day will mean the crews can better respond to breakdowns or emergency collections.
“Make sure you look out for the leaflet coming through your door, or check online for your new collection day.”
New collection details can be found at thurrock.gov.uk/waste