Changes to local bin collections this week!

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Things are changing for some of us… but don’t panic! Image from Clean & Green Walsall.

I’ve long held that if you want to start a revolution in the UK, just disrupt refuse collections, so this is a headsup for everyone in the local area. This week, some refuse bin collection days change hereabouts. A full calendar leaflet can be downloaded from Walsall Council’s website here, but here’s how it works for local readers.

I know just how animated folk get about this, so here’s the relevant information.

Bear in mind that in all cases, the bins must be out by 7am now, as collections are starting early so they can be suspended during rush hour.

Area 1: If you normally have your bins collected Monday (Brownhills, Shire Oak, Clayhanger, parts of Pelsall)…

  • There will be a normal collection tomorrow, Monday 9th December 2013. They will come to empty the grey normal waste bin and the green recycling bin.
  • The next collection after this will be next Friday, 13th December 2013. Grey bins only will be collected. The collection day then continues on Fridays thereafter, with the next Green and Grey bin collection on the 20th.
  • There will be no collection on the 27th, but the normal pattern resumes the week after when they’ll  empty grey and green bins and take up to three extra bags of rubbish left by your bin.

Area 3: If you normally have your bins collected Tuesday (Walsall Wood, Leighswood, Aldridge Central, Streetly), your collection day stays the same. You get a green bin collection every week until the 7th January 2014, when it returns to bi-weekly.

Area 2: If you normally have your bins collected Monday (Shelfield, Rushall, West Aldridge)…

  • There will be a normal collection tomorrow, Monday 9th December 2013. They will come to empty the grey normal waste bin only.
  • The next collection after this will be next Friday, 13th December 2013. Both grey and green bins will be collected. The collection day then continues on Fridays thereafter, with the next Green and Grey bin collection on the 20th.
  • There will be no collection on the 27th, but the normal pattern resumes the week after when they’ll empty grey and green bins and take up to three extra bags of rubbish left by your bin.

In all areas, brown garden waste collections are currently suspended for winter, and will restart in April.

For other areas, please check the leaflet linked above.

I offer this for public information, as I understand it causes some confusion. I am human, and apologies if this is in any way inaccurate. It was right when I wrote it…

The change is apparently being made improve efficiency, and isn’t a hardship. No fatalities have ever occurred as a result of a bin not being emptied for a week or two.

Please note – I’ve done my best here, but please check if you’re unsure. Clean and green’s contact page is here, there’s a bin day calculator for your postcode here, and you can call Clean & Green on Walsall 01922 653344 if you need to, email them on cleanandgreen@walsall.gov.uk or visit their Facebook page or twatter account.

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This isn’t Walsall – this is Little Aston, millionaires square mile, on rubbish day. Makes you glad to live in Walsall, eh?

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1 Response to Changes to local bin collections this week!

  1. John says:

    Wheelie bin problem solved

    We went onto two weekly bin collections and I was struggling to get all my rubbish into my wheelie bin also the councils wouldn’t take any extra bin bags everything had to be in the bin so I looked on line for a solution and found a trash compactor ( trash Basher on eBay ) it was only 20 quid and it’s brilliant I now have no problem getting all my rubbish in my bins
    Tip get the ready to use one not one you have to assemble

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