RESIDENTS have been reminded that waste and recycling services in Maldon will be rerouted this month. 

Maldon Council and its waste and recycling contractor SUEZ have made changes to the routes of bin collections with the aim of making them more efficient and reducing vehicle emissions. 

Richard Holmes, director of Service Delivery at Maldon Council, said; “We are re-routing refuse and recycling collections in the district to optimise collection routes, reduce carbon emissions, and support our contractor SUEZ in maintaining a good waste service for residents, ultimately contributing to a cleaner and healthier community.  

“I would like to thank our residents, for their continued support as we work together to create a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future.” 

The re-routing is promising to streamline waste collection and recycling processes, ensuring a “timely and reliable service” for residents. 

Barry Dolphin, contract manager at SUEZ, said: “The upcoming re-routing of waste and recycling collections in Maldon will provide a range of benefits for both residents and the environment. 

“Our team is committed to delivering the most efficient service possible and we are pleased that the re-route will allow us to do this while reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing quality.  

“The re-routing will also help to future-proof the service in the longer term by taking into account new housing developments. We look forward to working with the Council and local community as we roll out these improvements.” 

Additionally, the council aims to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions aligning with the broader goal of mitigating climate change, as well as giving residents an improved service with “reliability and responsiveness as a result of the re-routing efforts” 

The changes will come into place on July 23 and new calendars with the changed schedule will be delivered to every household.