Bin day advice coming soon

Householders across the borough will be receiving leaflets advising that the day their bins are collected could be changing.

The new recycling and waste contractor for Stafford Borough, Veolia, has been looking at new routes for the weekly bin collections to make the service more efficient – especially with the increase in houses built in the area over the last few years.

Residents will be issued with a new two year bin collection calendar in June to say which day of the week their bins will be collected. The council say the system will stay the same – with the green bin for rubbish collected on one week and the blue recycling and brown garden waste bin emptied on the same day on the alternate week.

Now Veolia will be delivering leaflets to homes across the borough from Monday (21 May) to let people know of the potential day change.

The changes will not come in until the week beginning Monday 2 July.

Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health at the Borough Council, said:

“We have had significant growth in our area in recent years and, with the numbers of houses earmarked to be built over the next few years, the routes of the bin lorries are no longer the most efficient.

“Our new contractors have done extensive research into how this can be improved and, as a result, some people will have a change in the day their bin is emptied.”

He added:

“Veolia will be sending out a new bin collection calendar very soon with all the up to date details of the service. Some people may have a day change – so please look out for the calendar so you will know when your bin will be collected.”


Bank holiday collection arrangements for all households will also change.

Residents are reminded to always put their bins out ready by 7am, as normal, on their day of collection.