Households in South Holland whose waste and recycling collection day is Monday will be unaffected by bank holidays in future – starting this weekend.
Until now, those residents were expected to put out their black or green sacks two days earlier – on the Saturday before the Bank Holiday Monday.
Unfortunately, that led to only about 30 per cent of the normal weight being collected and an abnormally large collection the week after the bank holiday.
Consequently, the Saturday collection resulted in dissatisfaction from customers and inefficient collection, plus additional pressures on the Monday after bank holiday.
Now, to improve efficiency, South Holland District Council has brought in an easier arrangement for the one in five households with a Monday collection.
Crews will collect as normal on bank holidays too.
The change has been implemented at no cost to the council, helped by the reduction of one collection round whilst not affecting the level of service.
Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, the district council’s porfolio holder for waste management, said: “These collections were an inefficient use of our taxpayer’s money and an inconvenience to those households affected.
“None of us like to see our household routine alter unnecessarily, but I’m sure those affected will soon see it as a genuine improvement to the service we provide.”