It’s a date – bin calendars are on the way!

New calendars are now being delivered to homes across Stafford Borough to let householders know what day their bins will be collected.

Most residents will have a change in their bin collection day from Monday 2 July.

The new recycling and waste contractor for Stafford Borough, Veolia, is introducing 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.

And over the next few days residents will be issued with a new two year calendar to say which day of the week their bins will be collected. The borough 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.

Leaflets have been distributed and advertisements placed in local newspapers to let people know of a potential day change and to look out for the calendars.

The changes come in to affect in 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 are now sending out new bin collection calendars with all the up to date details of the service. 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 put their bins out ready by 7am, as normal, on their day of collection.

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