Planned waste collection changes put back

PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 September 2018

Backwell Hill went more than a month without a collection in the summer. Picture: Jeremy Peters

Backwell Hill went more than a month without a collection in the summer. Picture: Jeremy Peters

Jeremy Peters

Thousands of households will not receive scheduled changes to their waste collection after a senior change at Biffa.

Last week the Times reported the North Somerset Council’s waste collection provider was to make changes to collections in October.

The plans were likely to affect around 8,000 properties, but a managerial change at Biffa means the alterations will be postponed.

North Somerset Council says these may still be made in future but said the provider hopes to improve collections in a ‘different way’.

A council spokesman said: “The new person is keen to try to improve things a bit sooner.

“They are going to apply additional resources to the contract so are going to delay the day changes.

“The improvements will come but in a different way.

“There may be a need for day changes to a small number of houses at some point, but not straight away.”

The changes were due to be made after complaints about rubbish and recycling doubled.

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