Most South Cambs households allocated new bin collection days

PUBLISHED: 08:29 20 February 2017

Bin collection days for homes in the South Cambs district - pictured is council chairman Councillor Sue Ellington - are changing from Monday, February 27.  Picture courtesy of South Cambs District Council

Bin collection days for homes in the South Cambs district - pictured is council chairman Councillor Sue Ellington - are changing from Monday, February 27. Picture courtesy of South Cambs District Council

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Most of the households in South Cambs will soon be allocated new bin collection days as part of reforms which the authority says will make the service more environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

The shared waste collection service for Cambridge and South Cambs has streamlined its rounds to work across the boundary to make collections more efficient and to achieve savings on fuel.

The change – which affects 130,000 homes – comes into effect from Monday, February 27.

Councillor Mark Howell, the South Cambs District Council cabinet member responsible for waste, said: “I’m pleased to see the new collection days being rolled out.

“It’s a change but a good one to streamline operations and manage the growing demand on the waste service, enabling the sharing of our services to bring real benefits.”

All 165,000 households across South Cambs and Cambridge are currently being sent a new collection calendar and leaflet detailing how the changes will affect them. The new rounds will reduce the waste teams travel by up to 20,000 miles each year, cutting traffic and emissions, and contributing £150k to a £700k efficiency savings target over three years.

There is information on the council’s website. Go to www.scambs.gov.uk or use their bin search tool too see how changes will affect your area.

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