Changes to your bin collection days

Published on Friday 19 July 2019

From Monday 29 July 2019, bin collection dates will change for the vast majority of Angus residents.

This is as a result of a shift pattern redesign for bin collection staff that was instrumental in finding a solution to April’s industrial dispute.

With the introduction of new shifts, household bins will be emptied from Monday to Thursday, between 7am and 4.30pm.

The vast majority of households will see one or more changes to their bin collection day and some will see a difference to the weekly pattern of when their respective bins are emptied.

Letters and calendars are being mailed out to households to advise them of the changes and their specific collections dates.

Households will also be able to view their updated calendar on this the Bin Collection Days of this website from Friday July 26. 

Where the collection week of a grey and a purple bin is being swapped – resulting in an initial delay on regular collections, people will be able to leave out up to two extra bags beside their purple bin.

Communities Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said: “I fully appreciate that these latest changes follow soon after a redesign of the shifts that was made in April and aimed at delivering necessary year-on-year savings. Residents will be well aware that those changes were met by an industrial dispute that caused disruption and inconvenience across Angus.

“The new shift patterns mean that bins will no longer be collected in the evenings and essential savings will still be delivered through measures including more efficient use of our collection crews and reducing the vehicle fleet.

“Change after change can be challenging but we are pleased to have found a solution that represents a positive outcome for everyone involved. There will be no reduction in the service provision and I am very grateful to all residents in Angus for their patience and understanding.”

Please remember to put the Right stuff in the Right bin. Putting the wrong items in the wrong bin costs Angus up to £1million per year. Visit www.angus.gov.uk/recycling to find out what should go in each bin at home.