Walsall Council has announced that collections of grey household waste bins across the borough will be cut from weekly to fortnightly from October 2016.
Most households in the borough currently have a small 140 litre grey rubbish bin, a 240 litre brown bin for garden waste and a 240 litre green bin for recycling. Under the reduced service, grey bins will be collected on the same day as the green bins.
With grey rubbish bins being emptied less often, some larger households and households with extra medical waste may find that their existing grey rubbish bin is not big enough. If you think this will apply to you, you can use a form on the Council website apply for a bigger bin. To be eligible for a bigger bin you must meet the criteria detailed on the Council website. See:
The closing date for larger bin applications is Monday 13 June 2016, so you are advised to get your application in as soon as possible. Please note that if you apply after 13 June your application will still be processed, however, if eligible, your new bin(s) may not be delivered in time for when the new service starts. One application per household only.
For further information about Walsall’s bin collection service, see their website:
As part of Walsall Council’s spending cuts, the cash-strapped local authority is currently considering changes to the borough-wide bin collection services.
Part of this consideration involves a public consultation exercise. The proposal is that all bins will be emptied on alternate weeks to save money. Local residents can now have their say on options for how this proposal will be implemented.
At the moment there are two different collection options available that will help to deliver the savings the Council needs to put towards the savings of £82 million over the next four years which the government requires it to make. They would like to know which of the two options would be preferable to your household. To help them to understand how this may affect you they want to know things such as, how many people live in your household, which bins you use and how you recycle.
The Council says that while the change to fortnightly collections has been agreed, no decision has yet been made on the options for how this will be implemented, and residents’ response will help them to select the best solution for Walsall – obviously within the framework of overall budget cuts .
The closing date for responses is 30 September 2015 and the public’s views will be considered carefully before the final decision is made in December 2015. Results of the consultation will also be made available on the Walsall Council website.
Two options for change are being put forward: Continue reading Borough bin collection changes consultation
Garden waste collections from households across Walsall will restart at the end of this month.
The brown bin service will resume in the week beginning Monday 30 March. Collection days vary between different parts of the borough and residents should check their calendar for details.
Households will currently have a calendar which runs until the end of March. New calendars covering the period April 2015 to April 2016 will be delivered to households next month.
Together with details of brown bin collections it also outlines when grey bins (general household waste) and green bins(recycling) are due to be emptied in the next year together with special arrangements for Christmas and New Year 2015/16.
Alternatively residents can use the postcode checker available on the Walsall Council website to find details of their next scheduled collection.
In line with previous years the brown bin service will run for eight months with a four month shutdown during the winter when traditionally people have less garden waste to dispose of.
During the winter closedown, garden rubbish can also be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre’s at Fryers Road, Leamore, and Merchants Way, Aldridge or placed in the grey bin with the general household rubbish.