Residents in Bromley will soon have a change in the days waste is collected to improve the efficiency of the service.

This is the next step in Bromley Council’s ambition to send zero waste to landfill.

Explaining the changes, councillor Willingham Huntington-Thresher said: "Changing collection days is a major undertaking and we are pleased to introduce more extensive edge of curtilage recycling options and at the same time deliver an ever more reliable collection service in our partnership with both residents and Veolia to recycle as much as possible."

The executive councillor for environment and community services said the council would do its upmost to make sure the transition runs smoothly.

He also added that residents would be contacted nearer the time to confirm the changes.

Cllr Huntington-Thresher said "In light of the interest about where our nation’s recycling materials end up, Bromley residents can be assured that Veolia’s processes for transporting and treating recyclables are transparent and they only work with accredited and audited sites.

"They have been investing in UK infrastructure for the last 20 years and visit every site that material goes to in the UK and abroad so you can feel confident that when you recycle, it will go to the right place and will truly be recycled."

The changes are expected to come in effect in September and details will be announced in the coming months.