London to roll out ‘time bands’ for waste collections

A new 'time banding' system for commercial and residential bagged waste collections in London is set to launch from April 1, in a bid to improve hygiene.

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As part of the City of London Corporation (CoLC) system, businesses and residents will be restricted from putting out waste and recycling bags on the public highway and footpaths during certain hours, seven days a week.

It is anticipated the initiative will “significantly improve” the cleanliness of the capital for businesses, visitors and residents, as well as reduce the number of obstructions on footpaths.

CoLC health and environmental services committee chairman John Tomlinson, said: “Removing bagged waste during the bandings will reduce the opportunity for loose litter to be added to bags left out – and less waste on streets means less vermin and pests and a reduction in the associated health hazards.”

Carys Matthews

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