Derbyshire council 'disappointed' by last-minute delay to bin collection changes
A Derbyshire council says it is ‘disappointed’ to be delaying changes to bin collections which were due to begin today (March 1).
North East Derbyshire District Council has said a two-week delay is necessary to ensure ‘all new vehicles are safe and ready to serve the district’.
The authority recently moved recycling collections, burgundy bins, in-house due to the council’s former recycling contractor entering administration.
In order to ensure new vehicles are safe, and to enable all other collections to continue, it will mean garden waste collections will now start one collection later than planned - from March 15 instead of March 1 for those using the north calendar and March 22 instead of March 8 for those in the south of the district.
Coun Charlotte Cupit, cabinet member for environmental services, said: “We are really disappointed to have to announce a short delay to the start of this year’s garden waste collections and had been doing everything we could to try to avoid this.
“We’ve been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to avoid any disruption and I’m very grateful to Streetscene staff for all their work to quickly react to these changes and maintain services, and I hope residents will understand this very short delay.
“Due to these exceptional circumstances, we are delaying the first garden waste collection to ensure that black and recycling (burgundy) bins can be collected as normal, and we will commence green bins collections for all households two weeks later than planned.”
For more information visit the council’s website.