Three-week collection of black containers in Bedfordshire on hold - BBC News

Three-week collection of black containers in Bedfordshire on hold - BBC News

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Fourteen-day garbage collections are to remain for the time being

Plans to introduce a three-week collection of non-recyclable waste from black waste were discontinued due to "concerns" from households.

The Central Bedfordshire Council surveyed residents on possible changes aimed at saving £ 2 million and promoting recycling.

It also rejected the idea of ​​asking 40 pounds per household for a fortnightly collection of garden waste all year round.

It could also introduce a separate collection of glass and weekly food waste.

Conservative councilor Budge Wells, deputy executive member of community services, said food waste and glass collections will be introduced "as soon as we can, when the new contract is in place by the end of next year".

He said, "The collection of garden waste was the least popular option, so we are not introducing it.

"Regarding the three-week Black-Bin collections, we know that the residents were worried about how they would handle it."

He said they are still striving for a three-week collection but want to help residents "recycle as much as possible".

Once the amount of "non-recyclable" residual waste has declined, the Council would introduce the less frequent collection.