New waste collections set to start

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By Weston-super-Mare People | Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 09:00

WASTE collection days across North Somerset are to change from next week.

As part of the new waste contract, which came into force in March, collection days will be based on five different zones.

The changes, which come into force on May 3, mean that people living in the same town or community will have their recycling and waste collected on the same day.

Collections will also start earlier at 7am and there will be collections on all Bank Holidays apart from Christmas Day.

Calendars for the new collection days are being delivered to all households or residents can go to www.n-somerset.gov.uk/calendar to check their day.

The new collection days from May 3 are:

● Mondays – Nailsea and Backwell and the southern rural villages including Banwell, Blagdon, Bleadon, Churchill, Sandford, Uphill, Winscombe and Wrington.

● Tuesdays – Clevedon and central rural villages including Cleeve, Congresbury, Tickenham and Yatton.

● Wednesdays – Portishead and eastern rural villages including Abbots Leigh, Dundry, Easton-in-Gordano, Failand, Flax Bourton, Long Ashton, Pill, Portbury and Wraxall.

● Thursdays – Weston south, Hutton, Locking, Locking Castle and St Georges.

● Fridays – Weston north, Kewstoke, Milton, Sand Bay, Wick St Lawrence, Worle and Worlebury.

North Somerset Council director of development and environment, David Turner, said: "The new zoning system will make it much easier for people to remember when their collection day is.

"Not only will our new approach save fuel and money by using our vehicles and crews more efficiently, it will also allow us to better deal with problems like vehicle breakdowns, as other trucks in the area can be diverted to provide cover with little disruption to services."

As part of the changes, aerosols and window envelopes can now be put in the green recycling box.

New recycling services are to be introduced, and new bins delivered, later this summer. For more information go to www.n-somerset.gov.uk/revolution.

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