Changes to bin collections in Rugby

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THOUSANDS of homes across Rugby will see changes to their bin collection schedule next month in a move that will save the council £100,000.

From Monday onwards around 7,000 residents in the borough will receive information about the new schedules directly through their door. Residents who don’t receive this information will not be affected by the chances.

Rugby Borough Council (RBC) said it was making the changes to ensure that there will be no increase in council tax this year. It said that although collection schedule will change, the service will still be the same as it was.

They will make the £100,000 saving by taking one refuse lorry off the road and crews will work for longer hours. No jobs have been lost.

Cllr Mark Williams, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “We have now had an opportunity to review the service and by making changes to the collection days from some homes we are able to continue to provide the same, great service at a reduced cost, helping to keep council tax down. It will also result in environmental savings due to a reduction in fuel usage and carbon emissions.”

For more information visit www.rugby.gov.uk/recycling or call (01788) 533335.