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Council says collection switch will cut costs by 5%

Melton Borough Council is to introduce a commingled collection service in a bid to slash costs and increase recycling.

The East Midlands local authority will introduce a single wheeled bin for recyclables to each of its 22,000 properties from 1 April.

These will replace separate collections for glass, plastics and paper, which have taken place for the past seven years.

Existing contractor Biffa will provide the new alternate week service, collecting residual waste on the weeks it does not collect the recyclables.

Council leader Byron Rhodes said the new service would reduce the cost of the contract by more than 5% per year, as well as boosting recycling by up to 25%.

“This will go a long way to keeping council tax frozen and meeting the government’s funding cuts,” he said.

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