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Residents in parts of South Sefton to have their say on bin collections in the new year

Sefton Council is to consult with areas of South Sefton in January on how their household waste and recycling waste is collected and how the Council can reduce fly-tipping and keep our streets clean.

The Council will be asking residents in parts of South Sefton who currently receive a sack collection to share their views on two proposed collection methods aimed at cleaner, safer streets.

Currently, many homes in the area have re-usable hessian sacks for their recycling, which are emptied weekly, while the rest of their household waste is collected in black non-reusable sacks.

However, waste sacks  left on the street for collection can cause local environmental issues. These can include increased litter on pavements and roads and encouraging fly-tipping and considering most bags contain food waste, attracting vermin.

After successful trials in local areas across the Borough, issuing each household with wheelie bins for each waste stream on an alternate weekly collection regime has seen an improvement in the local environment and has resulted in a noticeable reduction in litter and fly-tipping.


Cllr John Fairclough, Cabinet Member for Locality Services said:

“I am pleased to see our consultation ready to launch in the new year and I hope everyone who receives our letter takes part and has their say.

“We all want cleaner streets and the two proposals put forward address these issues and make for a safer, more hygienic collection and reduces flytipping in our Borough.

“I urge people to get involved and work with us to find cleaner, safer solutions that work for everyone.”


A letter will go to all affected homes in January with details on how to take part online or via phone.

Implementation of any new system will follow the consultation later in the year.