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Return to weekly rubbish collections

PUBLISHED: 11:41 09 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:30 25 August 2010

RUBBISH collections are set to return to weekly collections after a council performed a policy U-turn.

RUBBISH collections are set to return to weekly collections after a council performed a policy U-turn.

Greenwich council's bin men will collect all rubbish together, including black sack non-recyclable waste, from next Monday.

The fortnightly collections proved controversial with some residents who found putting 'all other rubbish' out attracted vermin.

Claire Lees, 24, of Maidenstone Hill, Greenwich, said: "I am really glad to see that the council have finally got their act together with the bins.

"We found it incredibly difficult to keep our black bin bags for two weeks.

"It smelt and attracted a lot of foxes, which tore bags open on a regular basis leaving trails of rubbish all over the place."

From Monday residents will need to leave all the normal bags outside at 6am.

The council's separate nappy collection will cease, and nappies should be put with black sack rubbish.

Rajwant Sidhu, Greenwich councillor for Greener Greenwich, said: "The weekly refuse collections and the new black-top bins should help to overcome any problems residents have had with their 'what's left over' waste.

"However, it's more important than ever to put the right waste in the right bin.

"Otherwise, whole loads on the refuse trucks may end up going to landfill or being incinerated rather than being recycled and there may also be delays in your bin being emptied."

For more information call 020 8921 4661, or visit www.greenwich.gov.uk/recycling.

jules.cooper@archant.co.uk

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