Review signals South Norfolk Council bin collection changes

Householders in south Norfolk are facing new wheelie bin collection days as a result of a district council review.

South Norfolk Council is looking to save around �800,000 by making changes to its waste collection and recycling services.

The authority is looking to make efficiencies by reviewing its collection routes, tendering its garden waste treatment service, and reviewing and promoting its chargeable services.

Andy Jarvis, head of environmental services, yesterday told a South Norfolk Council cabinet meeting that the council's waste and recycling service cost �43.72 per household per year compared to the �26.11 of Breckland Council and �27.33 of Broadland District Council.

'It is performing well and does a good job, but there is scope to improve and we are digging in the data and looking at how resources are delivered and looking for efficiencies with a reduction in expenditure,' he said.

Councillors were told that some household collection timetables would be changed, but residents would be informed by letter. The council is looking to make the service changes by September.

Keith Kiddie, portfolio holder for public protection and development control, said the savings target was 'realistic', but would be reviewed.