Major changes to bin collections days across Hambleton come into force next month (June 4).

Over the next week every household in the district will receive a postcard telling residents when their fortnightly collections for blue, black and green bins and blue boxes will be made after June 4.

Hambleton District Council is streamlining its rounds making them more efficient – and cost effective.  

“The District Council is rationalising its collection rounds in order to make savings – and for most people that means a change to the collection day,” said Councillor Stephen Watson, Portfolio holder for waste services (pictured)

“Rounds are being changed so that they are more efficient – and our vehicles and staff are spending less time on the same roads every day.   Under the current system we could have a truck going to different villages in the same location several times a week – under the new system we are trying to cover all these villages in one visit.  We will make a saving of at least £150,000 a year as a result.”

Every household is being issued with details of how the changes affect them – special postcards are being sent to them over the next ten days.  Information can also be found on the collection finder on – simply put in a postcode to find the relevant day. The new dates will be live on the calendar from May 22.