Rubbish collection: Council warns of ‘teething problems’

June 26 2015

A FEW teething issues with waste collection and street cleaning could be had in the coming months, now that these services are to be provided by a new company, Bristol City Council has announced.

A FEW teething issues with waste collection and street cleaning could be had in the coming months, now that these services are to be provided by a new company, Bristol City Council has announced.

The contract, previously held by Kier – formerly May Gurney – has now been handed to a new council-owned collection service, Bristol Waste Company, after reaching a mutual agreement with the council to end its current contract.

The decision was approved in a cabinet meeting June 11, and it is anticipated that the new service will start from the beginning of August.

While there may be a few initial problems, the council has assured that there will be no change to waste collection arrangements. If any changes do occur, residents will be informed directly.

The council is advising residents to keep their boxes and bins out all day on collection day, in case the crews are running later than usual.

The new system will be operated for a year while the council considers best long-term structure to provide an effective service.

A spokesperson said: “Whilst some short-term teething problems are likely, the service will have very little visible difference for households and will not result in confusing changes to bin collections.

“Any missed collections should be reported via the usual channels.”

For more information, visit: www.bristol.gov.uk/waste. Alternatively call 0117 922 2100.