From 3 August 2022, the waste and recycling collection day for 1,162 households in northeast Shinfield will change to Wednesdays, instead of Fridays. Wokingham Borough Council and Veolia, the council’s waste and recycling collection partner, are working together to ensure the residents concerned are well informed of the change before it takes effect.
The change will bring many benefits from operational and environmental perspectives. A new route for waste and recycling collection in Shinfield will be implemented, which is expected to minimise vehicle movements and make the operation more efficient. This will contribute to the reduction of the borough’s carbon footprint, while keeping the impact to residents to a minimum.
Garden waste collection continues as usual
The frequency of collection in the affected area will remain unchanged, with general waste, recycling and food waste collected every week. The fortnightly garden waste collection service will continue as usual.
Information about the collection day change will be sent by post to each affected household this month. This will be followed up with a reminder closer to the effective date. Relevant information will also be available on the council’s website.
Cllr Ian Shenton, the new executive member for environment, sport and leisure, said: “The collection day change is an example of our continued effort to build a greener borough. The new schedule means that the service will be more efficient and carbon emissions will be reduced. We appreciate residents’ understanding and co-operation in making the transition smooth and seamless.”
Scott Edgell, General Manager for Veolia Wokingham, said:“We are committed to providing a quality service for Wokingham residents. Changing collection routes not only helps us reduce emissions, but the more streamlined operation will ensure that recycling and waste collections are more efficient for residents.”
Measures in place for a smooth transition
For a short grace period, measures will be in place to ensure a smooth transition and residents’ recycling and waste is collected.
Currently, residents can check their waste collection day on our website.
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