While some authorities operate fortnightly refuse collections, Wolverhampton will maintain its weekly collection of waste from the city's brown bins by making the service as efficient as possible.
With a grant of £2.6 million from the Department for Communities and Local Government, the council is investing in service improvements that will also drive out efficiencies. It is:
· updating records on the number of households in the city requiring a waste and recycling service
· using specialist software to identify more cost-effective collection itinerary
· devising new schemes to increase recycling in areas of the city where take-up is lower.
Cabinet Member for City Services, Councillor John Reynolds said: "Providing weekly refuse collections is more costly which is why so many authorities have abandoned it in favour of fortnightly collections.
"However, in Wolverhampton, we're keen to maintain a weekly collection of brown bin waste in line with citizen demand.
"By making the service as efficient as possible we will also make it more sustainable. Even in the face of major Government cuts, we will maintain a weekly refuse collection."
- released: Wednesday 14 August, 2013