Potential Bin Collection Changes

The council is considering proposals to change how bins are collected in East Herts. The proposals would reduce waste and increase recycling, make the services more effective and efficient and help keep service delivery costs as low as possible.

What is being proposed?

  • The introduction of food waste to be collected from the kerbside weekly
  • Black bin collections would be moved to a three-weekly collection cycle 

Why

Introducing a three weekly collection cycle would:

  • Help increase the district’s recycling rate - recent analysis of black bins in East Herts found that 43% of the contents could be recycled.
  • Reduce waste by encouraging residents to free up space in their black bin.
  • Reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 60 tonnes as collection vehicles would be out for less time and cover a lower mileage
  • Save around £270k a year, a substantial reduction in the current landscape of rising costs and other pressures on council budgets

When

The changes, if approved would come into effect in 2025

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