Council bins four-weekly garbage collection scheme

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The new Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council is to halt the four-weekly bin collection cycle and revert to the previous fortnightly collections.

There had been concerns in the area that the pilot collection scheme was not working.

Upper Bann MP David Simpson surveyed over 1,000 households about the matter.

He said: “I am delighted that the DUP position to revert back to the two-week cycle has been listened to and accepted by the vast majority of councillors from all parties.”

He added: “The data gathered will be extremely useful going forward. However, our party remain sceptical of the overall results presented. It was clear when we personally consulted with the people on the doors during our survey that there were fundamental flaws with the four-weekly cycle particularly around the disposal of nappies and medical waste.”

He said green bins were overflowing with recycling waste and that it was also evident that people were frustrated with “heavy handed” council officials sticking notices on their bins and going through their rubbish.