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Reducing rounds could save £200k
More than £200,000 could be saved in the Staffordshire Moorlands, as a new rubbish collection system is introduced.
Residents could see the day or even week their waste is collected changed, as the district council reduce the number of rounds.
Some properties will have to wait three weeks for waste to be removed from their blue-lidded bins on the first occasion, but letters have been sent to affected households to explain interim collection arrangements.
Council deputy leader and environment portfolio holder Arthur Forrester says "The changes will enable us to provide an even more efficient and economical service that gives taxpayers the best possible value for money while maintaining the convenience that has made Staffordshire Moorlands a leading light for recycling.
"The new-look service will help us keep council tax down while reducing our fuel consumption and shrinking our carbon footprint”.
Although the number of collection rounds is being reduced, jobs will be protected as existing staff vacancies will not be filled.