Changes due for rubbish and recycling collections in Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 06:30 30 September 2011 | UPDATED: 15:56 04 October 2011




RUBBISH and recycling collection days and times are set to change for some roads in Welwyn Hatfield.

The council said it will be making the adjustments “to improve the standard of services further”.

It will commence recycling collections one hour earlier from December to allow bin crews “to service inaccessible roads more easily and increase the productivity of collections while it is less busy”.

It also said collection days will change “for a few streets, but residents will be informed well in advance of this”.

New figures show that since the changes to the refuse and recycling collection service recycling rates have risen “significantly and costs have been reduced”.

The figures show: a rise in recycling rates to over 50 per cent, a reduction in waste to landfill by 33 per cent, estimated cost savings of £300,000 by sending less waste to landfill and in excess of £1 million in recycling income over the financial year.

Cllr Colin Couch, executive member for environment, said: “This is fabulous news, in both environmental and financial terms.

“It’s all down to our residents’ support, and the great efforts they’ve made to reduce their rubbish and recycle more.”

“Now we are looking at ways to make further improvements in the collections service.”

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