Waste collection schedules to be delivered to all households 

RUGBY Borough Council will deliver waste collection calendars to all households next week (w/c 9 January 2017).

The calendars outline the council's final changes to waste collection schedules that come into effect from w/c 23 January.

They will be hand delivered by waste collection crews, and are also available to download from the council website.

Changes have been needed to make sure that every household had a black bin collection in the week before and after Christmas, and to make waste collection rounds more efficient in future.

The council first announced the changes at the beginning of October and delivered leaflets to every household by the beginning of December.

Blue-lid recycling bins will continue to be collected fortnightly, on residents' normal collection weeks. Before the changes come into effect, black bins will be collected in weeks beginning 2 January and 16 January. From 23 January, residents should refer to their waste collection calendar for full details.

Cllr Lisa Parker, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for environment and public realm, said: "The changes to the Christmas waste collection schedule were publicised to all residents before Christmas - nevertheless they will have caused some disruption and inconvenience.

"It is important that residents look out for their new calendar and also continue to follow the schedule that was delivered to them and published on the council website - the schedule has not changed and we are continuing to collect rubbish and recycling as planned.

"This week (w/c 2 January) we will collect black bin waste from all households, and the blue bin collections are continuing fortnightly. If you didn't have a blue bin collection last week you will be due one this week."

More information on changes to the waste collection schedule can be found at www.rugby.gov.uk/recycling.

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