Warning: Bin changes will affect us all

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More than 1,600 homes in Grantham and South Witham will soon have their black and silver bins emptied on a different day.

And everyone in the South Kesteven District Council area now needs to have their bins ready for collection by 7.30am as collection times will almost certainly vary.

From Monday July 1 homes on Grantham’s Sunningdale Estate, Victoria Street, Stamford Street and Edward Street will see their collection day change as will residents in parts of South Witham. South Kesteven District Council’s portfolio holder for healthy environment, Coun John Smith said: “Our district is growing, and to help us cope with the increased demand for our services and to make the most efficient use of our vehicles and fuel, our waste and recycling rounds have been restructured.

“This means that some homes will have their bins emptied on a different day. We have worked hard to keep the number of properties affected to an absolute minimum and everyone who is affected has been individually notified by post.”

Anyone who is uncertain whether their collection day is changing should either visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk/binday or call (01476) 406279.

Cllr Smith added: “The vast majority of people in the district will not be affected – the changes only relate to 1,600 homes out of almost 61,000 properties in South Kesteven.

“But the thing that will affect everyone is that bins must be presented for collection by 7.30am because the restructuring of the rounds to maximise efficiency does mean that the times our crews visit properties may be very different from the times people are used to.

“My message is clear: Have your bin out by 7.30am and we will do the rest.”

Garden waste green bin collections are not affected by the changes.