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Powys County Council has announced that plans to revise collection rounds for recycling and waste have been put on hold.
The council was planning to implement new collection arrangements towards the end of April which would have seen all recycling and waste revised with all collections undertaken between Tuesdays and Fridays with no collections taking place on Mondays.
However, the council is now delaying the new collection day arrangements for further work to be carried out as part of its route optimisation project.
Nigel Brinn, the council’s Head of Highways, Transport and Recycling, said: “We have been working on the route optimisation project for our recycling and waste rounds for some time.
“As part of this work, we have recorded collection points for 67,000 domestic properties spread across the largest county in Wales. We are looking to make the collection rounds more efficient and reduce the number of vehicle movements.
“We have made good progress especially as this work has been particularly challenging. However, there are a number of issues that we need to consider before we can implement any new collection arrangements
“The changes will affect the majority of households so it extremely important that we get it right. That is why we have decided to delay introducing the new collection arrangements until we are confident that the route optimisation work will provide efficient collection rounds and help meet our saving
“We remain committed to making our recycling and waste collection service as efficient as possible."
Councils wanting to reduce pollution from toxic gases such as nitrogen dioxide from traffic on our roads must also consider how compliance can be cost-effectively achieved for the Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Low Emission Zones (LEZ) that they are currently planning.
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