All change as council bins Monday pick up

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It’s all change with Luton’s bin collections from May.

It’s changing from a five day to four day service, with collections no longer being picked up on Mondays.

And glass box collections will be changing from fortnighlty to every four weeks from the same date.

The move is expected to save Luton Borough Council more than £200,000 a year.

The council will start delivering letters and calendars to households from 29 March and these will show which bins will be collected each week during 2016/17.

The changes are being made to improve the service by making it more convenient for households who previously had Monday collections interrupted by bank holidays several times throughout the year, say the council.

The move is also set to save the authority more than £200,000 each year through a 15% reduction in fuel costs, with 26 refuse vehicles being taken off the streets for one day each week.

Glass can still be disposed of at the two Household Waste Recycling Centres in Eaton Green Road and Progress Way, or one of the glass banks located around the town. To find your nearest site please visit www.luton.gov.uk/recycling

Cllr Tom Shaw, Portfolio Holder for the environment, said: “The quickest and easiest way to check which days your bins will be collected from 2 May is by visiting www.luton.gov.uk/bins . Please also look out for your collection calendar through the door.

“While we are delivering calendars to households and running a big publicity campaign, we know that some people might still miss the message that their collection days are changing. Please therefore pass this information onto friends, relatives and neighbours, particularly those who don’t have access to the Internet.

“Finally I would like to say that we can all easily limit the amount of waste we produce and recycle more in order to reduce the amount of council tax money spent sending waste to landfill. For handy tips and hints on recycling and reducing waste please visit www.luton.gov.uk/recycling”

To quickly and easily check which day your bins will be collected after this date visit www.luton.gov.uk/bins