Controversial alternate week collections (AWC) are among future options residents will be consulted on by Malvern Council.
The consultation was recommended by the councils waste management board as it acknowledged that such changes attract great attention and generate equally great controversy.
It recommended a shortlist of options for residents to consider. As well as AWC, other possibilities are weekly sack collections, which will be collected by compartmented vehicles.
The shortlist will be confirmed by the council on September 9 and then a questionnaire will be sent to residents in either December 2008 or January 2009.