collections to become fortnightly in Burnham town centre
collections for hundreds of homes in Burnham-On-Sea town centre
are to change from weekly to every two weeks as part of a plan
to standardise services across Sedgemoor.
450 homes affected are currently on Tuesday collections and will
soon receive an individual letter explaining when their rubbish
collections will switch to fortnightly.
Somerset Waste Partnership unveiled the changes this week, but
weekly recycling pick-ups of a dozen materials, including food
waste, will not be changing.
Spokesman Nick Cater said:
"For those homes affected who receive a letter, the schedule
will be: Tuesday 20 October rubbish and recycling; Tuesday
27 October recycling only; Tuesday 3 November rubbish
and recycling; Tuesday 10 November recycling only and so
residents with a wheeled bin should continue to use it, while
homes unsuitable for a bin can put out up to four black sacks
of rubbish each fortnight."
using black sacks are being offered a free reusable gull-proof
bag to cut the litter created by birds tearing open rubbish."
are urged to make full use of kerbside recycling collections,
which accept a dozen materials including food waste, to cut back
on rubbish, and to take excess rubbish or recycling to recycling
sites if materials cannot be stored to their next collection."
nearest recycling site is at Highbridge Recycling Centre, Isleport
Business Park, Bennett Road, TA9 4PW, which is open Thursday-Friday-Saturday
8am-4pm; Sunday 8am-1pm and Monday 8am-7pm.
properties with shared bins and communal collections are not affected,
and the change has no impact on businesses or properties let to
holiday makers as these will be using commercial waste collections.
in affected properties can check their new collections calendar
online from 20th October by inputting their postcode here.
collection queries, including replacement waste containers, they
can contact Sedgemoor District Council on: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 0845 408 2540 (calls cost 3 pence per minute, plus the telephone
provider's access charge, which varies from provider to provider
and should be checked to confirm the charge).