Bin collection changes introduced across North Lincolnshire
Changes to bin collections on hundreds of streets in the region are being unveiled.
North Lincolnshire Council is making alterations to its rounds for picking up waste and recyclable materials.
The move comes after a range of anomalies due to extended recycling collections and new housing developments were identified in the current rounds.
These included seeing houses on one side of some roads having their bins collected on different days to properties on the other side of the street.
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Recycling boxes will also now be emptied on the same day as general waste, which may not previously have been the case.
A range of changes are being made in some areas, such as collection days, weeks and times.
Households are receiving information detailing if and how they will be affected.
Officials at the authority say the changes, which do not affect all properties and areas, will enable it to be more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Among the areas affected is Grove Street, in Kirton in Lindsey, where collections from residential properties will move from Tuesdays to Thursdays.
This will bring them into line with commercial properties on the street, which already have their bins emptied on Thursdays.
Darrin Cronshaw, 47, of Grove Street, said: "They are going to be doing commercial and residential properties together and therefore reducing the amount of trucks on the road and saving costs.
"It is a bonus both ways.
"Part of my job is teaching safer fuel-efficient driving, so reducing the number of trucks on the roads and reducing the fuel being used is a win-win."
Councillor Nigel Sherwood, the council's cabinet member for highways and neighbourhoods, said: "It is for a better service and to make the service more efficient and better for the customer.
"In certain areas, one side of the road has their bins emptied on one day and the other side gets emptied another day.
"This is about getting things in order and working better.
"It can't be efficient to go down a road one day and then go back another day and empty the other side."
New collection dates for wheelie bins, kerbside boxes and textile bags can also be checked online at www.northlincs.gov.uk
Anybody who has not received an information pack by Friday, October 12 should call the council's customer helpline on 01724 297000.