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Success for new bin collection scheme in Brent

PUBLISHED: 10:44 04 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:44 04 March 2014

Residents must take their bins to the edge of their properties

Residents must take their bins to the edge of their properties

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Almost 100 per cent of households in the borough have complied with changes to the way refuse and recycling is collected from their homes.

Since December all bins must be moved as near to the street as possible, but within a garden or front yard or they will not be emptied.

However, if a house has a very small front garden and no space to move the bins they were not affected by the change.

Bins must not be left on the pavement.

The new system, which the council claims will save them £3,500 a day, was introduced to speed up collections, improve efficiency and made it easier for recycling crews to collect households’ bins.

When it came into force 97.3 per cent of households put out their bins correctly but this has now risen to 98.6 per cent.

The new system and changes to collection are expected to save council tax payers around £300,000 in the next year.

Cllr Roxanne Mashari, Brent Council’s lead member for environment and neighbourhoods, said: “I’d like to thank Brent’s residents for playing their part in what has been an extremely successful change to their recycling and waste service.

“It means your service is quicker, more efficient and a lot easier for our hard-working bin crews.”

There is a special collection service for residents in affected properties who are unable to move their bins because they have a disability or health condition.

For more information email recyclemore@brent.gov.uk or call 020 8937 5050.

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