Bin plans still set for go ahead

PUBLISHED: 11:45 19 July 2007 | UPDATED: 15:10 12 May 2010

Once a week collections will be a thing of the past

Once a week collections will be a thing of the past

ONCE-a-week bin collections are still to be scrapped in North Herts despite a damning report published on Monday. The report from a Parliamentary Select Committee was critical of alternate weekly collections. But it did say that alternate bin collections

ONCE-a-week bin collections are still to be scrapped in North Herts despite a damning report published on Monday.

The report from a Parliamentary Select Committee was critical of alternate weekly collections.

But it did say that alternate bin collections had worked in many areas.

The district council plans to introduce alternate week bin collections and new waste and recycling services in October.

Cllr Lynda Needham, portfolio holder for waste and recycling, told The Crow: "You wouldn't know it from the headlines, but the report is actually quite positive about alternate weekly collection."

She said that under the new scheme the district council will be maintaining a weekly collection for flats and sheltered housing.

"We are confident that the new service will be appropriate for the mix of market towns and rural areas in the district," she said.

Cllr Needham continued that research has concluded that there is no public health risk due to alternate week collections.

She added: "The (Select Committee) report says: 'Our strongest conclusion is that local councils are better placed than anyone else to know what will work best for their local areas.

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