Bin changes go on the road

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A SERIES of roadshows will take place across Northumberland to advise residents of bin collection changes.

Northumberland County Council is reviewing the collection service to try to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.

Changes were introduced in the south east of the county in May and from September there will be amendments to routes in north and west Northumberland.

Some people will see changes to the day of collections, while others may find the time changes. All residents will be asked to have their bins out by 7am each collection day.

Leaflets will be sent out to every home from Monday, August 15, providing a timetable of collections for the year.

In addition, the council’s waste management team will be visiting communities with a roadshow to explain the review and answer questions.

Council Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services Alan Thompson said: “We want to provide as much information as possible to residents about the changes to their bin collection arrangements and this roadshow is just a part of that.

“Staff will be happy to answer any queries that people have about the changes. If you can’t make it along to your local event you will also be receiving a leaflet and will be able to find out more on our website or by phone.”

Local roadshows will take place in Morpeth Market Place on Wednesday, August 10, from 9.30am to 1.30pm, in an exhibition van near Longhorsley Village Hall on Friday, August 12, from 10am to 10.45am, in Heddon On The Wall Library on Tuesday, August 16, from 1pm to 6pm, and at Ponteland Market, Merton Way, on Friday, August 26, from 10am to 1.30pm.

The changes will come into force from Monday, September 12. For information visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/waste or call 0845 6006400.