Poole council to consider fortnightly bin collections

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Bin collections in Poole could take place fortnightly instead of weekly in a bid to boost recycling and save cash.

Councillors are to consider introducing black and blue recycling bin collections on alternate weeks as well as a new weekly food waste collection.

The move could save the borough council more than £2.8m by April 2020.

But the council could lose out on a £1m government grant for maintaining weekly collections for five years if the option is approved.

'All options'

Shaun Robson, the council's head of environmental and consumer protection services said: "We know that a lot of what goes into black bins could be recycled or composted, particularly food waste.

"At a time when we are facing challenges to protect the environment and save money, it is vital that we look at all options available to us."

The council could have to forfeit a £1,054,900 grant awarded by the government for maintaining weekly collections if fortnightly alternate black and blue bin collections are introduced.

But Mr Robson said all options would be considered. He added: "We will be exploring if there is a way we can deliver this service which will meet our recycling needs, offer value for money for residents and use this £1m to invest in the service."

The options are to be discussed by the council's environment overview and scrutiny committee on Thursday.

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