Consultation to open soon on Rotherham bins shake-up

By Gareth Dennison | 13/11/2017

Consultation to open soon on Rotherham bins shake-up

CONSULTATION will open soon on Rotherham’s bin collections after senior councillors voted to press ahead with the proposals.

The shake-up is aimed at saving £1.3 million a year and will involve an annual £40-a-year charge for garden waste.

The blue boxes and bags will be replaced with larger wheelie bins for recycling and new, smaller general waste bins are to be supplied.

Every household in Rotherham will be sent a letter as part of the eight weeks’ consultation, which will begin on Monday, November 27.

The new policy is expected to be agreed by Rotherham Borough Council in February, with the changes taking effect from next autumn.

Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Cabinet member for waste, said: “I appreciate that these are going to be the biggest changes we’ve had in a quite a while. 

“This won’t come in overnight. We want to talk to people about how this may work.”

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