Cheshire East residents are being informed that they need to put their bins out for collection by 6.30am.
Recycling and waste collection days are changing for most residents from 4th November, however some may find their collection days remain the same.
New bin collection calendars have been posted to all households and will start to arrive from Monday, 21st October. These will detail a new collection schedule and the new time of 6.30am to have their bins ready for collection.
The Council says the alterations to collection days will allow them, along with Ansa -Cheshire East Council's arms-length environmental services company, to maximise the efficiency of their collections by using less vehicles over a working day.
These changes are also in preparation for a new food waste recycling service, which will be introduced in January. Full details of this will be provided in the next few months.
The new collection calendar details key dates for residents to be aware of, these are:
- 4th November – changes to recycling and waste collections will take effect and bins need to be at their collection point from 6.30am;
- 23rd December to 3rd January – garden waste bin winter collections will stop between these dates;
- If your recycling or waste bin is due to be emptied on the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, see your calendar as your collection days will change.
Councillor Brian Roberts, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: "The council is committed to improving the recycling and waste collection service for residents. These changes will allow our vehicle rounds to make our bin collections more efficient and prepare us for the new food waste service, which is being introduced in January."
The new bin collection route information will display on the Cheshire East Council website, when they take effect from 4 November, current collection routes and information will show until this date.