Changes to rubbish collection days are being individually advised to all householders by post

Changes to rubbish collection days are being individually advised to all householders by post

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to change the days on which rubbish is collected in many areas as from August 1st 2016.

The council says the changes are being carried out to meet planned transport savings of over £400,000 in the current financial year which, it says, is “logistically impossible to achieve without changing existing collection routes”.

The council says it currently collects “zonally”  in Penarth, Barry and the Vale area – starting at one point and eventually finishing at the point we started. At present “Penarth” collections begin from the “McDonalds” roundabout (Cardiff Rd/Sully Moors Rd) on a Monday . It continues through Dinas Powys, reaching  Llandough/Cogan on Tuesday, Central Penarth on Wednesday/Thursday and completes the cycle by collecting at Lower Penarth/Lavernock Sully on Fridays – finishing back at “McDonalds” at the end of that day.

A Vale of Glamorgan refuse truck

A Vale of Glamorgan refuse truck

The new collection system  – as illustrated on the map above –  creates just one zone across the whole of the Vale of Glamorgan. The “1” or “2” next to the day on the map indicates  where ordinary refuse and green collections alternate in that area for the fortnightly collections otherwise all weekly collections (dry recycling, food waste ) are collected over the 5-days across the Vale.

The council says the new system “will allow us to manage our collection fleet more effectively and it will allow us to work the crews so that they all share an equal amount of work“.The new system is also expected to save fuel . A vehicle telemetry system will calculate the shortest and most efficient journeys possible.

Every householder will receive a letter advising them of their rubbish collection day and a  calendar . Downloadable calendars are to be updated on the counci#’s website “as soon as practically possible”.

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  1. Peter Church says:

    If they didn’t have 3 different trucks driving down my road on collection day they might save some money.

  2. Christopher David says:

    VOG have a plan! Hope its better then the Meals on Wheels debacle with its 300% budget miscalculation!

  3. RetailGuru says:

    So one good side to council cuts; they’re having to think about how to maximise efficiency!

  4. jm says:

    so… the Council couldhave reorganised and saved £400k all along?
    I saw 6 vog liveried blokes in a pick-up going round penarth centre, with another one walking behind casually chucking blue business bags of refuse on to the rear recently – the others were singing and whooping to the radio.
    suspect £400k savings could be modest!

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