Bolton Council wants to remind all residents that from Monday 21 September, households across the borough will see a change in their bin day as part of a push to save taxpayers’ money.
Bin collection routes have been redesigned by the council as part of a modernisation programme which aims to simplify the routes for residents, reduce the mileage travelled by waste collection staff and slash the authority’s fuel spend.
The council currently spends over £400,000 a year on fuel for waste collection vehicles and this route reorganisation will significantly cut this spend, as well as providing more recycling rounds.
This means that most residents will have the same collection day for waste and recycling collections, so only have to put their bins out once. Recycling will be collected every two weeks. It also means that council street cleaning crews will be able to clean the streets more efficiently, as bins will only be out for one day of the week in each zone.
All households should have received packs including a letter telling them about their new bin day; a leaflet reminding them of the different types of bins and what can be put in them; and a calendar of their collection days throughout the year.
Anyone who hasn’t received a pack or who wants to check their days can use the link on the right hand side of this page and enter their postcode.