Reecycling collections to be delayed one day

PUBLISHED: 16:11 12 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:09 15 June 2010

ALL recycling and waste collections across East Devon will be one day later than usual at the end of August, due to the Bank Holiday Monday. East Devon District Council said the change was due to the more complex collection system, launched in the Axe va

ALL recycling and waste collections across East Devon will be one day later than usual at the end of August, due to the Bank Holiday Monday.East Devon District Council said the change was due to the more complex collection system, launched in the Axe valley last week.For one week only, recycling and waste normally collected on a Monday will be picked up on the Tuesday and so on through the week, with Friday collections moving to Saturday.Previously, recycling collections were unaffected by bank holidays.Councillor David Cox, EDDC's portfolio holder for StreetScene, explained that the change was a result of the more complex collection service the council is now starting to offer.He said: "On August 4, towns and villages in the Axe valley moved to a more complete recycling service, involving for the first time weekly collections of food waste and dry recyclables."Householders in those areas have already received leaflets explaining the new Bank Holiday arrangements as part of the publicity material about the new service."But all residents need to be aware that their recycling collections will be one day later during the week following the August Bank Holiday. For the record, this will also apply in the days following other Bank Holidays.


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