|Refuse Collections Continue on Bank Holidays|
But no Saturday collections for Putney and Roehampton
Residents are being advised that refuse and recycling sacks will be collected on the Good Friday and Easter Monday bank holidays.
The borough’s new waste contractor is on course to have completed 300,000 refuse and recycling collections in the first week of the new contract, which came into effect on Monday, April 2.
The contract change has led to a number of changes in the way the service is run for residents.
Collections are now being made over five days instead of six. This means that residents in Putney and Roehampton will no longer have their refuse and recycling sacks picked up on Saturday mornings.
The brand new fleet of vehicles have been equipped with two separate compartments so that black binbags and Orange recycling sacks can be collected by a single crew.
The Council say that as well as a significant financial saving offered by using one vehicle instead of two, this important change means that with fewer refuse trucks on the borough’s roads, motorists will suffer less from traffic hold-ups while everyone will benefit from less pollution and better air quality.
The new contract also guarantees weekly bin collections and means that residents do not need to keep separate food slop containers, as is the case in many other boroughs up and down the country. In addition they claim that the new contract will deliver savings of just under £1 million for he next eight years.
The move from a six day a week operation to five means that most residents have this week seen their collection days changing.
People can check their new collection days by visiting www.wandsworth.gov.uk/refusecollection and keying in the name of their street.
April 5, 2012