Weekly Poole black bin collections axed

Bins in Poole Image copyright Google
Image caption Poole households currently get their black bins emptied weekly and their blue recycling bin collected every two weeks.

Plans to axe weekly household bin collections in Poole have been approved by councillors.

The borough council currently empties black bins every week, which is also the case in neighbouring Bournemouth.

The approval of a system for collections every other week aims to save the authority £633,000 a year.

It is also hoped it will encourage more recycling. The changes are due to be implemented in autumn 2016.

The authority said it needed to make savings of between £18m and £20m over the next four years.

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