UPDATE 14/05/2019 11.15am – Due to unforeseen circumstances within Biffa the decision has been made to delay changes to the current rounds. If any changes will be made in the future we will let residents know with as much notice as possible.
We are making changes to waste and recycling collection days within the Epping Forest district.
These changes are being made to improve efficiency as we continue to try and provide a good collection service for our residents.
When the changes will happen
- Changes will occur in the week commencing 3 June 2019
- If your house is affected you will receive a bin hanger in either week commencing 6 May or 13 May 2019
- You will also receive another bin hanger along with a letter and calendar stating more information in week commencing 20 May or 27 May 2019
What has changed
- A different collection day for approx. 2,500 households (3.5% of properties) within the Epping Forest district.
What remains the same
- Recycling sacks (paper, card, cans and cartons), blue box (glass) and refuse (black lidded) wheelie bin and non-recyclable waste collected fortnightly every 2 weeks
- Food and Garden waste (green lidded wheelie bin) waste will continue to be collected weekly
Why we’re making these changes
- Good for the environment. By making our collection rounds more efficient it will reduce the amount of time collection vehicles are out on the road, reduce traffic congestion and cut vehicle emissions
- Cater for new developments. Each year new houses and roads are built. Collecting from these new addresses can make old collection routes less efficient. Reviewing collection arrangements for new addresses can have a knock-on effect leading to route changes for established households too
- Save money. Keeping our routes under review ensures we are as efficient as possible, reducing unnecessary time on the road, saving fuel costs, time and money which we can then spend more effectively on other council services