Greenwich Council have joined most council’s in the country and gone to black bin collections every two weeks from today (Monday 27th February).
Other bin collections will remain weekly.
A council report in 2019 mooted changes which was covered on this site. A number of options were laid out with the hope of saving money and increasing recycling rates.
In 2019 the authority stated that only “67 of the 391 local authorities in the UK collect general waste weekly”.
Consultation followed in 2020 before changes were announced in June 2022.
One concern about extending collections centres around the high number of Homes of Multiple Occupation – or residential units converted to bedsits – that exist in the borough.
Despite brining in a licensing scheme, the number of landlords believed to have registered remains extremely low.
Two years after introduction only around 15 per cent were estimated to have join the register.
A shortage of new homes being built has seen many existing homes converted and subdivided which brings problems with parking and refuse without adequate measures to mitigate.