Better Collections

Your new bin collection service starts week commencing Monday 14 October 2019

We’re making some changes to the way we collect waste and recycling in Trafford to make our service more efficient.

  • The day and/or order in which your bins are collected may change.
  • The frequency of bin collections will stay the same (e.g. green bins will continue to be collected every week).

What do I need to do?

Look out for your information pack arriving in the post where you will find details of your new service.

Please check your pack - it includes a new bin collection calendar and details of any extra bin collections.

If you have not received your information pack by Wednesday 25 September, please get in touch on 03330 035865.

You can also find details of your new bin collection schedule and calendar on our bin collection dates page  

Extra bin collections

To cover any gaps as we change to the new service, extra bin collections will take place if you need to wait a few days longer than normal to get your bins emptied.

Not everyone will need an extra collection. Extra collections will take place over a number dates before and after the new service starts on 14 October. Check your information pack to see if you are affected.

Why are changes being made?

The collection rounds are several years old and housing growth means they are not as efficient as they could be.

The new routes will reduce unnecessary travel by hundreds of miles per week, making collections faster and more efficient.

Will these changes affect assisted bin collections?

If you have an assisted collection, your bins will continue to be collected for you. However, your collection day and the time of day when the bin crews will collect your bins may change.  Please check your new calendar for details.

Will these changes affect bin collections from flats?

If you live in a flat and do not present your bins for collection, you do not need to do anything differently. But please be aware that your collection day and the time of day when the bin crews will collect your bins may change. Please check your new calendar for details.

Got a question?

We’re hosting drop in sessions at libraries across Trafford. Come meet the team and find out more about how the new service will affect you.

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