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Waste collection days set to change across Babergh this month

Bin collection days are set to change across Babergh as part of plans to ‘future-proof’ waste and recycling services.

The authority announced it will be rerouting its current waste collection rounds and introducing new ones later this month, with the majority of residents in the district seeing a change to their bin day.

The new collection days will commence from the week beginning July 15.

Waste collection. Stock image. (13410070)
Waste collection. Stock image. (13410070)

Waste and recycling collections will continue to take place on alternate weeks on the new collection days, with garden waste collections unaffected.

The changes are intended to make the collection rounds more fuel efficient, reducing the impact on the environment, while adapting the service to provide for the needs for current and future residents.

It comes as a result of the increase in the number of households they collect waste from over the last 10 years.

Elisabeth Malvisi, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for the environment and ward councillor for Long Melford, said: “These changes will help to continue to provide an efficient service for residents, making sure we both care for our environment and are ready for future home growth in our district.

“Waste services are perhaps one of the most visible and vital services we provide to everyone in Babergh, so it’s crucial these changes provide the best and the most cost-effective solution possible.”

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