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Dartford Council asks for opinions on bin downsizing
DARTFORD homeowners are being asked for their views on plans to downsize bins across the borough but still collect rubbish weekly.
News Shopper reported last week how the council is proposing to replace the current green 240 litre general waste bins with smaller 180 litre equivalents.
Councillors believe the move will encourage residents to think about what they can recycle in their brown garden waste and glass bins.
Council leader, Councillor Jeremy Kite said: “We know how important it is to our residents to have a good refuse and recycling service.
“In these new proposals we think we have got things right but want to check with those who use the service.”
It was 2007 when the council last consulted with homeowners about refuse collections.
Back then, the majority of people wanted a weekly bin collection and recycling opportunities for glass and garden waste.
Submit your view at dartford.gov.uk/bigbinvote by midday on March 21.