Changes to waste sack deliveries

In common with most councils, businesses and households, we have seen significant increases in our costs. In the coming financial year, we faced a £1.3 million budget shortfall.

As part of setting a balanced budget, we took the difficult decision to no longer supply residents with black waste sacks.

This change will save £100,000 a year and will allow us to continue to provide a weekly waste collection service for as long as possible.

We will continue to deliver blacks sacks to residents’ home up to 31 March 2024.

After this date, we’re asking you to supply your own sacks.

We’re also making some changes to recycling. By the autumn, households will be given a reusable sack for life for their recycling instead of clear sacks.

This change will save nearly £200,000 a year, again helping us to protect weekly waste collections, while benefitting the environment. In other areas, removing free waste sacks has increased recycling rates as people make the best use of their recycling facilities.

Removing clear sacks will reduce single use plastics and will cut our carbon emissions as we will no longer drive 32,000 miles a year to deliver sacks.

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