Bin calendars in the post for residents

Bin calendars will be posted to each borough household
Bin calendars will be posted to each borough household
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COUNCIL bosses have performed a bin leaflet U-turn by meeting their commitment to listen to residents’ feedback.

A paper copy of waste disposal calendars for the next two years will be sent out to every household in the borough.

The move comes after previous bin timetables had only been made available online as a cost-cutting initiative as part of the Deal.

The town hall said the paper copies are in the process of being printed and will be delivered as soon as possible.

Full details also remain available online as the current calendars expired at the end of August.

Council leader Lord Smith said: “Many residents have told us they still want a printed bin calendar and we have listened and acted on their requests.

Many residents have told us they still want a printed bin calendar

Council leader Lord Smith

“As part of The Deal we are committed to listening to residents.”

The online calendar is available at www.wigan.gov.uk/recycling.

In order to use the service people just need to put in their postcode and house number to view their next bin collection days, including which colour bin has to go out.

Now into its second year, the Deal is an informal agreement between the council and residents to help it cope with budget cuts.

Recycling and correct waste disposal has been a key part of the agreement with council leaders keen to unlock funding streams offered to authorities with high recycling rates.