Changes to bin collection days

Cheshire East bins

Residents are being advised that recycling and waste collection days will be changing for most households from Monday, 4th November.

Stickers will start to be fixed to bins during waste collections over the next few weeks to give advance notice of the possible changes. These stickers will advise residents to look out for a new calendar, with a new collection schedule and the new time of 6.30am to have their bins ready for collection. These calendars will be posted to households and will arrive from 21st October onwards.

Most residents will be affected by the upcoming changes – however some may find their collection days remain the same.

The Council says these alterations to collection days will allow Cheshire East Council, along with Ansa Environmental Services, a Cheshire East Council company created in 2014, to maximise efficiency and deliver best value to residents by optimising routes and rotas.

Key dates for residents to be aware of are:

  • 25 September onwards – stickers will start to appear on bins to give advance notice of the possible changes;
  • 21 October onwards - new calendars with new collection schedules and the new time for putting your bins out by 6.30am will arrive with households;
  • 4 November - changes to recycling and waste collections will take effect;
  • 23 December and 3 January - there will be no garden waste bin collections between these dates; 
  • If your recycling or waste bin is due to be emptied on the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, please see your calendar as your collection days will change.

All of the above is detailed on the new calendars that residents will receive.

Councillor Brian Roberts, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: "The council is committed to improving the recycling and waste collection service for residents. These changes will allow our vehicle rounds to make our bin collections more efficient."

From January 2020, a new food waste collection service will be introduced. Full details of this will be advised in the next few months. In the meantime, residents are reminded that they may be asked to place their bins out on new days from 6.30am and are encouraged to keep their new calendars safe, to remember the new dates for waste and recycling collections.

The new bin collection route information will display on the Cheshire East Council website from 4th November. Current collection routes and information will show until this date.

Cheshire East Council


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Mark Goldsmith
Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 5:46 pm
A key aspect of this change is that garden waste will now be collected throughout the year, apart from a short break over Christmas.

It will also enable food waste to be collected in the New Year, so improving recycling rates.

Cllr Mark Goldsmith
Dave Cash
Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 2:14 am
CEC need a separate glass (bottles & jars) recycling collection during this change.
As for food waste collections, just provide a composter wheelie for collection on same day as 'black bins'..
Peter Davenport
Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 7:51 pm
Dear All.
We have a good service inherited from Macclesfield Council. However, the Macclesfield depot has been closed and now the Macc staff all work from Winsford Or Middlewich, I am not certain. However how can this be efficient, as the staff are transported, backwards and forwards, to the new depot. Then, on top of this there are the dily journeys, up and down the A 34 to get to work, which, for curiosity, is presumably paid for by the CE, and the the pollution of the number of daily journeys by diesel exhausts, which seems to belie the the claim of reducing the so called Global warming etc. This must surely be more expensive than previousy when operated from Macclesfield, so please Cheshire East can we have the breakdown of costs before the change and after.
Anthony Evans
Thursday 26th September 2019 at 9:00 am
Peters comments above perhaps explain the problems we have experienced since August, with 3 of the last 5 black bin collections missed plus 1 grey bin collection. Currently, the collection scheduled for the 13 September is still outside the house, as per the councils instructions.
David Smith
Monday 30th September 2019 at 6:56 am
Peter's comment above just shows that we Council Tax payers are unable to pass a pertinent and accurate comment on most of the 'things' that our council gets up to - because we don't have the full picture and are only 'fed' the official line that on the face of it might seem very plausible.
Peter also extends his observations to cover the areas of pollution and climate control. These sort of measures are going to come our way VERY soon in a most heavy-handed manner that will be mandated by our government [when we finally get one] as the procedures we all must follow so as to SAVE THE WORLD. The manner in which we will soon be governed and be required to live our lives will be extensive - and it just won't mean driving electric cars.