collections are moving to alternate weeks starting from June 5, helping
the council “reduce costs against the backdrop of ever-shrinking
General waste will be collected one week, and recycling and glass the next.
Southampton City Council says more
than 70% of councils across the country have already successfully moved
to alternate weekly collections, and many have reported an increase in
It says moving to alternate weekly
collections will reduce collection and disposal costs, increase income
from recycled materials and “by recycling right we can all help improve
and protect the environment for future generations”.
Councillor Jacqui Rayment, Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport at said:
City Council has made the decision to introduce alternate weekly
collections, which will help us to reduce costs against the backdrop of
“The change will only affect
houses in the city at this stage, with the majority of flats and
apartments continuing to have weekly collections.
understand that some residents may have concerns about waste being
collected every other week, however, I can assure residents that the
service will continue to be efficient and meet the needs of the city. We
are confident that by taking a few simple actions most households will
have no problems managing their waste. By recycling wherever possible,
the space available in general waste bins can be maximised, whilst also
benefitting the environment.”
• Find out more about the changes to bin collections and how to request a larger bin at southampton.gov.uk/binchanges. There is also a post code look up facility where you can find out which bin needs to be put out first, and on which day.