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Bin collection overhaul in Harrogate

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Published by May Norman at 7:46am 12th June 2019.

Bin collection changes for Harrogate borough residents

  • Changes to bin collections across the Harrogate borough have been announced.
  • The collection day for recycling and household bins will be changing right across the district.
  • Letters detailing the changes have been sent out to 74,000.
  • The revised timetables will start on 24 June.

The day and time in which bins are collected across the Harrogate borough will be changing this month (June).

Harrogate Borough Council's announced changes to recycling and household bin collections.

They come into force on 24 June - but do differ across the entire district.

Letters, personal to each resident, have been sent out to 74,000.

Direct services manager for environmental services Ben Grabham said:

"The letters will outline changes to collection day and in some cases collection week. They are very clear and tell people when their recycling and waste collections are. The changes are different for people across the borough.

"Not everyone is affected - there are around 7,000 households that will experience no changes to the day of collection - though we have sent letters to everyone. Even if someone's day of collection doesn't change, the time in which the crew come to a property may change so we have reiterated the message to all households. We're asking people to make sure bins are out by 7am on collection day to ensure we can collect the waste as effective as we can."

The changes have been brought in to incorporate all the new homes that have been built or are currently being built across the district.

The Council has told Stray FM, the amends to collections are to ensure 'each round is as efficient as possible'.

The review of collection routes and changes to timetables has lead to the loss of one crew - which can vary from two to four members of staff. HBC has told Stray FM, no jobs were lost and the reduction in crew is down to natural turnover.

The changes have been 7 months in the making with better collection rounds, thanks to improved fleet vehicles.

Current household waste and recycling collection days will remain the same until 23 June.

These changes will not affect garden waste collections or assisted collections if you have them.

For more information, visit the Harrogate Borough Council website.

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