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No changes to waste collections over bank holiday weekend

Residents in Tendring are being reminded that there are no changes to waste and recycling collections over the May bank holiday weekend.

Previously a bank holiday would have meant changes to households’ collection days, but with the new waste service now fully rolled out this will no longer happen.

Households should therefore keep to their current collection day – even if it is on a bank holiday – and days can be checked on their recycling calendar delivered as part of the roll-out or checked online.

To assist residents with larger items that may need to be disposed of, Veolia are re-introducing their bulky waste collection service, three large items for £30. Bookings are being taken from 4 May via 01255 431620.

Michael Talbot, Tendring District Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said this was an important change to the norm for households.

“For many years now bank holidays have impacted on waste collection days, so we are strongly reminding residents that this is no longer the case,” Cllr Talbot added.

“So please put out your rubbish and recycling on your usual collection day, even if this falls on a bank holiday.”

As part of the new waste service bank holidays will not impact collections at all, except for over the Christmas/New Year period. Specific advice for the festive season will be given closer to the time.

There are currently no changes to waste collections due to Coronavirus, and residents can stay up-to-date on the impacts at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus



For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Manager Will Lodge on 01255 686338.