Bin collection changes to impact 75 per cent of Mid and East Antrim households
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The advice comes from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council as it introduces ‘Route Optimisation’ to help maximise the efficiency of collection vehicles.
With bin collections changing for approximately 75% of households across the borough, new calendars and letters advising affected residents of their revised dates have been dropping through letterboxes over the past few weeks.
In a statement, the local authority explained: “Route Optimisation is the process of planning the fastest and most cost-effective way for council’s waste and recycling collection crews to get from one address to another meaning council’s crews spend less time driving - which boosts efficiency and supports sustainability.
“It means fewer miles travelled and fewer carbon emissions - reducing the council’s carbon footprint and impact on climate. To ensure residents do not miss a scheduled collection, council will operate a missed bin collection service during the first fortnightly transitional period.
"The frequency of bin collections will remain fortnightly and, as is the case now, bins should always be put out ready to be emptied by 7am on the day of collection.
“To have all waste and recycling information at your fingertips, please download the Bin-ovation app from the Apple store or Play store (android). You will be able to check your new bin collection day online using the online bin collection calendar on our website, from Monday 30 October.”