Carmarthenshire residents reminded about changes to bin collections


Residents in Carmarthenshire have started to receive information in the post about changes to their bin collections.
Due to the large number of households affected, the letters are being sent out over a four week period up until October 28.
Around 65,000 households will be affected by a change of collection day; some will also have a change to their blue / black bag collection weeks.
Some residents may also notice a change to their collection time, even if their day remains the same, and are being reminded to put their rubbish out before 6am on their collection day (and no earlier than 6pm the evening before).
The changes will come into effect from the week beginning October 31.
Residents can go online to check if their collection day / week is changing; visit i-Local and click on My House. Enter your postcode, select your address and click go.
The current collection of garden waste will also cease from October 31 and will be replaced with a new scheme in April 2017. Further details will be published nearer the time.
Further information on these changes, together with some frequently asked questions including what to do with your garden waste can be found on The Newsroom.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “These changes are taking place because we are having new refuse collection vehicles and we have revised the collection routes across the county.
“The new vehicles, which have a separate pod at the front to keep food waste separate from blue / black bags, and the route changes will help us to provide an improved service to the public and also help us to achieve our recycling targets.
“Our community recycling advisors are out and about visiting some of the properties affected to explain the changes; but everyone affected will receive information in the post. There is also a lot of information on the website if anyone has any further questions.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause residents but these changes are unavoidable and are needed to improve the service we provide.”

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i-Local - My House
Frequently Asked Questions

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