Melton Council '˜considering' three-weekly bin collections

Residents have raised concerns after Melton Council was listed among English councils '˜considering' switching to three-weekly bin collections.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 1:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:53 pm
Binmen at work
Binmen at work

Research carried out for ITV’s Tonight programme found that Melton Council was among English councils, who had responded, saying they were considering collecting bins every three weeks instead of every fortnight.

The programme contacted all councils in England and Wales to see how many had already switched to three weekly collections, with two in England and three in Wales already having done so.

According to the recently aired programme Melton was among five English councils who responded to say they were ‘considering’ switching to a three-weekly collection. The others were Cheltenham, Lancaster, Pendle and Salford.

It’s understood Melton’s current waste contract ends in Autumn 2018, that no changes are imminent and that there would be a full public consultation on any such proposals.

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