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Bank holiday rubbish collections to follow normal pick-up days

Waste collections in Swansea over bank holiday periods will remain unchanged from normal collection days.

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Following the recent switch back to normal collections over the Easter period, Swansea Council has confirmed plans to continue the routine during the next three bank holidays in May and August.

It means that residents will not have to wait an extra day for their rubbish to be collected as it will be collected on their normal day.

The changes have been made to provide a more efficient waste collection service and make it easier for residents during holiday periods.

Chris Howell, Head of Waste Management in Swansea Council, said: "We are always looking at ways of providing a more efficient collection service that will make it more straightforward for residents.

"The Easter bank holiday was our first opportunity to make the switch back to normal collection days. We can now look at doing the same for the next three bank holidays."

The Council will also be rolling out the reusable bag scheme for plastic collections later in the Spring, providing households with a collection bag similar to the existing garden waste sacks provided to Swansea households.

Mr Howell added: "We've been trialling the scheme in selected streets across the city for some time and it's operating successfully. Our aim will be to roll it out to other households in the city and help us raise the quantity  and quality of plastic we collect."

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