Biffa postpones collection changes after managerial change

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 September 2018

There have been complaints about missed collections.

There have been complaints about missed collections.

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Changes to rubbish collection days for thousands of households in North Somerset are to be put back.

Last week the Mercury reported Biffa, the authority’s waste collection provider, was to make changes to collections in October.

The plans were likely to affect around 8,000 properties, but a managerial change at Biffa means the changes will be postponed.

North Somerset Council says these may still be made in future but said the provider hopes to improve collections in a ‘different way’.

A council spokesman said: “The new person is keen to try to improve things a bit sooner. They are going to apply additional resources to the contract so are going to delay the day changes.

“The improvements will come but in a different way.

“There may be a need for day changes to a small number of houses at some point, but not straight away.”

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