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Are waste bin collections moving to 4 weekly?

As part of the Powys County Council draft budget for 2021-22, it is proposed to move the three weekly residual waste collection to four weekly.

As part of the Powys County Council draft budget for 2021-22, it is proposed to move the three weekly residual waste collection to four weekly.

Powys County Council’s Cabinet are due to discuss the draft budget for 2021-22 when it meets on Tuesday 26th January 2021.

As part of this discussion, a savings proposed has been identified (pg. 389) from the Highways, Recyclying and Transport Service which would:

To move to a four weekly refuse collection service whilst sustaining a weekly recycling service. By reducing the quantity of waste for disposal and increasing the amount recycled from the kerbside, the change will make a modest contribution to savings, but should make a significant contribution to the council meeting strict WG recycling targets and thus avoiding
fines.

HTR03 Impact Assessment, Appendix I – Item 4 – Cabinet Meeting 26/01/21

This move to a 4 weekly waste collection is estimated to save the council £50,000 a year.

As suggested in the Cost Saving Proposal, ‘nappies and incontinence pads will be collected separately and on a more frequent basis.’

It is also suggested that a public consultation will be held to gather views from residents on how the four weekly service could be delivered.

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