Changes to Bin Collections

Changes to Bin Collections

The City Council is changing the bin collection days for the whole city. Those areas shown in Blue in the map above will have their days on Monday and those in Orange on a Tuesday.

The changes will coincide with the introduction of a new doorstep collection of glass. This new service is funded by the government (see link to earlier article about the bid to government) to improve recycling whilst keeping the our weekly residual waste bin collections.

The changes will undoubtedly mean some teething problems and missed collections so please let me know if your bin is missed and you need me to speak to the council. 

However I think the changes are positive. The council has written to households and enclosed a sticker with your bin day on it. It is worth sticking this on your bin. Hopefully going forward when new people move into the area they will immediately know what day their collections are due. With lots of rented properties and student households in Freemantle Ward we do have a problem with new people not always knowing when to put their bins out. My only concern is that that having whole areas done on the same day may lead to bin lorries filling all the local streets causing traffic congestion. However hopefully this won’t prove to be an issue. 

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Jeremy fought the Test seat at the 2010 General Election, where he slashed the Labour majority. Jeremy grew up locally and went to school in Highfield and Shirley and attended Richard Taunton’s college. He is now in his 13th year as a Southampton City Councillor and was recently re-elected for a 4th term for Freemantle Ward. Jeremy works as a Pensions Manager for FTSE 100 company, Friends Life.

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