BLUE bins, which are currently emptied every three weeks, will be collected every fortnight from Monday, 20 March. The process is a simple and straightforward one, so there should be no difficulty in getting things wrapped up quickly.
Residents had made suggestions that the frequency of waste paper collections increased – so Tameside Council is about to deliver.
The only difference most people will experience is having to put out their blue bin more often. A small number, around one in 10, will have their collection day changed but all residents will receive advance notice of the changes including a new calendar through the post. The revised calendar will be available on Tameside Council’s bin app which can be downloaded for free.
Cllr Allison Gwynne, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for waste collection, disposal and recycling, said: “People asked, and we’ve listened. They told us they wanted their blue bin emptied more than once every three weeks so that they could recycle more, and in response we’re going to collect once a fortnight.
“It’s a very easy and simple change to make, and by recycling more paper – as well as cardboard and drinks cartons – we not only help the environment but pay less in expensive landfill tax. That means more money goes to frontline services.”
For additional information about the change in paper collections, general recycling and the new bins calendar, visit www.tameside.gov.uk/recycling