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Babergh Bin Collection Schedule Changes – Update

Babergh are changing the bin day schedule for some areas.

Please note when reading this and other related publicity that not all areas are affected by the change.

If you do not receive a direct communication from Babergh about the new schedule, then you are not affected and your bin collection days remain unchanged.

Update: Despite the statement from Babergh, clearly a Bin Day Change notification has been issued, even though the Friday collection day is unchanged.

The brown bin collection schedule is unaffected.

If you are affected you will receive information delivered to your home by Monday 8th July.

The new schedule for affected residents commences Monday 15th July.

Babergh have issued these FAQ’s:

When will my bin day change for rubbish and recycling?

For the majority of our residents, new collection days will start week commencing 15 July. However, these changes won’t affect all of our residents.

How will I know when my new collection day is?

Any residents affected by the change should have received information through their door, informing them about their new collection day by 8 July.

Please note, the information about new collection days has been sent to our affected residents only.

Why is my rubbish and recycling collection day changing?

Over the last 10 years, the number of homes we collect waste from has significantly increased. This means we need to make sure our collection service is as efficient and effective as it can be for continued growth.

By re-routing the current collection rounds and introducing some new ones, we can make them more fuel efficient, reducing our impact on the environment whilst also offering a better waste collection service for you and our future residents too.

How often is my rubbish going to be collected?

Your rubbish will continue to be collected fortnightly.

If you are affected by changes, this will be on your new collection day instead.

If you’re not affected by the changes, your bin day will remain the same as before.

Rubbish and recycling collections alternate each week, so you’ll need to refer to the information that comes through your door or via the calendars on our website.

Are there changes to other collections, such as my garden or commercial waste?

No, these changes only affect rubbish and recycling collections.

What if my bin isn’t collected on my new day?

If your bin hasn’t been collected, please leave it out and we’ll make a return as soon as possible – we aim to collect missed bins within 1-2 days.

Delays can be for all types of reasons, but you can always find delays on our website.

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