Wheelie bins are starting to be delivered to households across Tendring as the roll-out of the new waste service gets underway.
Crews of contractors, supported by Tendring District Council (TDC) staff, began dropping off the bins on Monday (10 June) in a process which will take ten weeks.
Residents can see online, at https://www.tendringdc.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/new-waste-service, in which week they are due to have a bin delivered to their property.
Until they receive a bin, people should continue to put out their rubbish as normal. Details of the new collection service – which may well involve a new collection day – will be included with people’s bins.
Michael Talbot, TDC Cabinet Member for Environment, said the roll-out had begun smoothly.
“This is a massive undertaking, we are delivering wheelie bins to almost 57,500 households so it will be a steady process over the next ten weeks – while at the same time continuing to collect people’s rubbish and recycling,” Councillor Talbot said.
“We would urge residents to check when they are due to receive their bin, and what their new collection day will be, so they are prepared in advance.
“Our crews have been well-received while out and about, with many residents expressing their pleasure at receiving their bin. We understand that not everyone will be happy with the new service, but it really is the best solution for the district.”
For more information about the service, visit the link above.