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Scarborough Refuse Collections days to Change

Scarborough Refuse Collections days to Change

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 2:30pm 17th August 2010.

It is over ten years since the collection rounds have been reviewed and since then a lot has changed within the Borough; they have implemented our new recycling scheme, rolled out schools recycling and there have been significant new housing developments which have created unbalanced collection rounds.

Harry Briggs, Recycling & Waste Enforcement Manager said:

“We need to rebalance the workload to maintain an efficient service both in terms of fuel and also our environmental impact. Our collection procedure will continue, with recycling one week and rubbish the following week, we are just changing the days it is collected”.

To ensure all residents are well aware of the changes and how they will be affected, SBC will be writing to all residents in the next few weeks, within the pack they will also distribute a new collection calendar for next year. The Customer First teams are also being trained to best answer any queries for residents during this time; the website will also detail additional information.



What if the changes do not affect me – will I still receive a letter?

Yes, every house will receive a letter even if their collection day remains the same.


What if the changes mean I have to wait longer for a green or blue collection – will the collection crew take my excess waste?

If the changes mean you have to wait longer for a collection of residual waste (Green bin or sack) the collections crews will take a reasonable amount of excess waste. We will always collect any amount of recycling (blue bin or sack) you want to put out.


What should I do if I haven’t received a letter?

Every household should receive a letter, however if for some reason you do not receive yours you will be able to check your collection days after the 20th September 2010 on our website www.scarborough.gov.uk or by telephoning Customer First on 01723 232323.


Why has it taken so long for the collection rounds to be reviewed?

We normally review the rounds every ten years because of the disruption they can cause.


How will the collection changes make the rounds more efficient?

The rounds will be more efficient because the fleet size will reduce; the adjustments mean that areas can be serviced more quickly.




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