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Homes across north Devon will see changes to their refuse collection times, as the council tries to sdave more money.
The collection rounds for black and green wheelie bins are being reviewed to try and save time and money.
It'll mean that between now and October, rubbish could be picked up at different times of the day.
The council's not specifying collection times so residents will still have to put out their wheelie bin on the kerbside by 7am on their usual collection day, to ensure their refuse is not missed.
Councillor Rodney Cann, Executive Member for Environment, says: "We are reviewing our refuse collection rounds to ensure we are providing an efficient service. This round remodelling takes into account that our refuse teams now start from Brynsworthy. Therefore, these new, more direct routes will help us save on vehicle use and fuel costs."
From October, up to 6,000 households will also have their wheelie bins collected on a different day. This will primarily affect homes in Roundswell, Braunton, Chivenor, Shirwell and Kentisbury. North Devon Council will be writing to those households affected with these day changes over the next few weeks, giving further details of when the new rounds will begin.
Cllr Cann continues: "By making our rounds more efficient, this will also help reduce our dependence on agency workers, who have been recruited by us in the past to cover operational work. This is, of course, just one way that we are looking to streamline our service. Further measures are also being looked into. In the meantime, I would like to reassure residents that the changes to rounds will not affect the high standard of service that they currently get and deserve."
The changes do not any affect recycling collections in the district.
If successful, the council would be looking to roll out the scheme across the rest of North Devon at a later date. The move would see the district being brought in line with other areas of the country, which are already following government guidelines.
For further information and help about waste and recycling kerbside collections, please contact North Devon Council on 01271 344776 or email email@example.com