From Monday 7 February 2022, West Berkshire Council will be changing collection days for recycling, food, garden and black bin waste for many local residents. The aim is to maintain the quality of service in the face of country-wide challenges presented by Covid-19 and a national shortage of HGV drivers.
The Council will use various channels to ensure that residents are suitably informed and ready for this change. For example, all households with their own bins have begun receiving a postcard through the door with their new collection day. as well as a collection calendar for the next 6 months.
Cllr Steve Ardagh-Walter, Executive Member for the Environment at West Berkshire Council, said:
“The changes to the collection rounds will enable us to become more resilient against future challenges. We have learnt over the past few years how valued our services are amongst our residents, and we have come up with a system to further improve this service. The route changes will enable better use of the available vehicles and crews, by focussing them in defined zones during collection days rather than being spread thinly across the district.”
Sara Perry, General Manager of Veolia West Berkshire said:
“We hope the residents of West Berkshire will understand the need to undertake this change and will support our hard working crews as we put the new arrangements in place.”