Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bigger Bins, but They Be Collected Every 3 ; Council Set to Take out Pounds 3.5m Loan to Pay for New Bins as They Look to Make Pounds 13m Cuts

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bigger Bins, but They Be Collected Every 3 ; Council Set to Take out Pounds 3.5m Loan to Pay for New Bins as They Look to Make Pounds 13m Cuts

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BLACK bins in Stockport are set to be collected once every THREE weeks - rather than every two - as town hall chiefs scramble to balance the books.

The council, which was the first in Greater Manchester to introduce smaller bins for non-recyclable waste, has made the proposals to help find Pounds 13m in cuts for next year.

Fortnightly collections could stop next winter once the town hall has provided households with new, slightly bigger, 180-litre black bins.

It is estimated the cost of the new bins will be around Pounds 3.5m, which will be taken out as a loan.

Before 2011, residents had loose bin bags, but they were replaced with small black bins as part of a new Pounds 7.5m recycling scheme.

After more than 123,000 homes across Stockport were given multicoloured bins, the borough became the most successful in the region for recyling. …

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