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 – there’s a new issue of the refuse collection and recycling leaflet out now with a collection calendar, recycling guide and other information.
People always mislay these, particularly at Christmas, so I thought I’d scan one and post it here so it’s available to all. As far as I can tell, there aren’t any changes (except the area have be re-numbered). Note that in Brownhills and mainland Pelsall (area 9), last brown bin collection is 21s November 2014, restarting on 10th April 2015. In Walsall Wood and south central Aldridge (area 3), last brown collection is 18th November 2014 restating 7th April.
Over Christmas, Brownhills and Pelsall get a recycling collection every week from 12th December 2014 to 9th January 2015 except Boxing day (Boxing day’s missed collections will be made up on the 2nd January by collecting extra bags).
In Walsall Wood and Aldridge, recycling collections are weekly from 9th December 2014 until 6th January 2015, similarly missing collection on the 30th December, which will be made up for on 6th January.
Whilst there’s usually a chorus of disapproval over bin collections at Christmas, they’re only suspended for Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, missing collections on other days are caused by rebalancing the three lost days so nobody goes too long without a collection.
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.