CHANGES are set to be made to some of the district’s refuse and recycling collection rounds.
As part of a drive to make Stratford District Council’s collection services more efficient, the collection days and weeks of around 35 per cent of the district’s homes will be changing from August 1.
Around 2,200 properties will have a week change, roughly 6,400 a day change while just over 4,000 homes will have a day and week change.
The council will be writing to those affected this week and the letter will be accompanied by an updated refuse and recycling calendar, notification of their next four collections and a copy of the district council’s magazine, Stratford View.
Although not every resident in every area will be affected, the council is asking residents to keep an eye out for their letter to find out how the changes will affect them.
Around 55,000 properties receive a refuse or recycling collection each week across the district.
And even if the day has not changed, the time of the collection may have, so the council is also advising residents to ensure their bins are on the boundary at 6am ready for collection.
Extra collections have been put in place on Saturday, August 1 for those properties experiencing changes that will result in longer between collections.
The new wheeled bin service was first introduced in 2008 and as part of the changes, the 19-strong vehicle fleet is being replaced.
The fleet has clocked up just under 1,900,000 miles travelling across the district.
And it is hoped the new fleet, which is set to include a number of additional features on board such as cameras and ‘real-time’ collection information, will be more efficient.
Council technical services spokesman, Mike Brain, said: “Although people don’t like change, especially in relation to their refuse and recycling service, the revised collection days will help improve efficiency and keep providing the best value service for residents.
“The collection rounds have not changed since the introduction of the wheelie bin service in 2008 and since then, new homes have been built in the district.
“These additional areas have just been absorbed into the collection rounds but the time has now come to look at making changes.
“There will obviously be a bedding in period with the changes and we hope residents will bear with us during this transition time, but hope that any disruption will be kept to a minimum.”
For further information about the changes visit the district council’s website.
The areas affected are:
Deppers Bridge (some)
Stretton on Fosse
Tanworth in Arden (a small amount)
Wootton Wawen (some)