Waste collection days are set to change for residents living in Crosby & Park and Town wards in Scunthorpe, improving the efficiency of the service.
Changes will take effect from Monday 2 November, with residents living in this area encouraged to check their collection calendars, which will be delivered in the next few weeks, or the council website, to ensure they don’t miss their bin day.
Waste and recycling staff have been meeting residents in the community to keep them informed of the changes.
The changes will affect more than 500 residential properties and coincide with the launch of a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and waste disposal.
Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for environment and strategic planning, said:
“We are always striving to improve our services. We have listened to feedback, both from residents living in Crosby & Park and Town wards, and our recycling collectors on the ground, and have made a change to our waste collection days in this area.
“The change will make it easier for residents to dispose of their waste, and focus collections into fewer days, providing greater clarity for local communities. It will also help our team to make their collections in a more structured and efficient way.
“We continue to give residents more choice in managing their waste. There are lots of different options available, so people have the flexibility to pick what meets the needs of their family.
“This includes the opportunity to increase the size of either a burgundy or brown recycling bin by decreasing the size of your general waste bin.”
Residents can help recycling collectors by following these steps:
- Ensure bins and recycling boxes are left out for collection by 7.00am on collection day.
- Wheeled bin lids are closed flat.
- Including a house number on your bins/boxes.
- Avoid putting excess waste beside wheeled bins.
- Ensure containers contain the correct material type.
- Remove all containers from the highway as soon as possible after collection.
To find out more about our waste and recycling services, visit our website, or call the Customer Contact Centre on 01724 297000.