• Protecting weekly bin collections

    Whilst Conservative-run councils across Hampshire have fortnightly bin collections, I am very pleased that, here in Portsmouth, the Lib Dems have kept their promise and maintained the weekly collections. I live in a small terraced house, so I certainly know for myself how important keeping this weekly service is for many local residents. In  a City as densely populated as Portsmouth, fortnightly collections would be a disaster.

    Cllrs Gerald Vernon-Jackson and Eleanor Scott launch Portsmouth's new, more environmentally-friendly, refuse collection service

    Cllrs Gerald Vernon-Jackson and Eleanor Scott launch Portsmouth's new, more environmentally-friendly, refuse collection service

    In fact, the recent changes in contractor mean that the council will save over £1 million a year and all rubbish will now be collected by vehicles which run on bio-fuel made from recycled cooking oil – so the process will be even greener!

    Unfortunately changing the contractor for the collection has meant some changes to collection days. You can check your collection day by entering your postcode online at: portsmouth.gov.uk/waste or by calling the City Helpdesk on (023) 9283 4092.

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