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Bin collection changes in Sunderland

In exactly a months time some residents in Sunderland will see their bin collections change day.

Over 28 thousand households will have the day of the week they receive recycling and waste collections altered.

The new dates will take affect from the week commencing the 5th of March.

It's part of measures to make the service more efficient and reduce costs.

For some without changes to the day, it could mean changes to the time, of collection.

Councillor Michael Mordey, Portfolio Holder for City Services, said:

"The council collects more than 120,000 bins every week, averaging 30,000 a day."

"The existing rounds have been in place for a number of years, and have remained unchanged through budget cuts and new housing developments."

"We appreciate that changing the collection days may be an inconvenience in the short term, but the change will make the service more efficient, reducing travel time and make collection routes more streamlined."

"We would encourage residents to look out for their letters and the information leaflet and keep hold of their collection calendars, if their day is changing."

Residents should continue to put their bins out as normal until the changeover date.

During the changeover some households will receive extra collections of their green or blue bin, to help them move to their new day.

All residents can enter their postcode into www.sunderland.gov.uk/bindays to find an up to date calendar of all future bin collections.