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Pendle early-birds will get their bins emptied
REFUSE collections across the whole borough of Pendle are changing – and householders are being asked to leave their bins out early.
Part of a town hall savings programme, timing for rounds across the borough may alter after Monday, September 2.
But town hall officials have stressed that the day for collections will not be changed.
Wheelie bins should be left out before 7.30am, say waste services officers, even if it means the bins having to be left out on the streets overnight.
Reshuffling the bin collections will enable the authority to reduce hire charges for extra bin wagons and cut back on the number of agency staff needed to carry out the task.
David Walker, the council’s waste services manager, said: “Through a reorganisation of our domestic and commercial collections of rubbish and recycling, we will be able to make better use of our vehicles.
“This means we will need to pay for fewer short-term hirings to supplement our fleet.
“The savings will be boosted further by us having less need to employ agency staff.”
Philip Mousdale, the council’s deputy chief executive, added: “We’re asking Pendle residents to put out bins by 7.30am on their day of collection, as normal.
“If that’s inconvenient, then it is acceptable to put out your bin after 6pm the day before collection day.
“For many people our service will be exactly the same.
“For some there will be a small change to the time of collection. But the day of collection will stay the same.”
The council is asking residents to give the bin crews enough time to complete their rounds, which may mean waiting longer before bringing in bins and recycling boxes.
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