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Maldon District Council Announces Re-routing of Waste and Recycling Services

Published on Monday, 3rd June 2024

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Maldon District Council, along with its contractor SUEZ, has announced that there will be new routes for its waste and recycling collections, which will make collections more efficient and reduce vehicle emissions. The changes will take effect from 23 July.

In a strategic move towards improving environmental sustainability and to bring greater efficiency to our collection service, Maldon District Council together with our contractor SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, have announced the re-routing of waste and recycling services effective from 23 July.

This change underscores the Council’s commitment to minimising environmental impact while optimising resources and providing a good service for residents.

Further details of the changes to the routes will be available soon with social media updates, a new calendar delivered to every household, a dedicated webpage, ( and stickers on bins announcing the new collection day.

The re-routing will bring about several significant benefits:

Efficiency: By revising our collection routes, the Council aims to streamline waste collection and recycling processes, thereby enhancing operational efficiency. This will ensure a timely and reliable service for our residents.

Reduced Carbon Footprint: The optimized routes will result in reduced fuel consumption and vehicle emissions, contributing to a notable decrease in our carbon footprint. This aligns with the broader goal of mitigating climate change and promoting eco-friendly practices.

Enhanced Experience: Residents can expect improved service reliability and responsiveness as a result of the re-routing efforts. The Council remains committed to delivering high-quality waste management services which meet the evolving needs of our community.

Richard Holmes, Director of Service Delivery at Maldon District Council, said; “We are re-routing refuse and recycling collections in the district to optimise collection routes, reduce carbon emissions, and support our contractor SUEZ in maintaining a good waste service for residents, ultimately contributing to a cleaner and healthier community. I would like to thank our residents, for their continued support as we work together to create a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future.”

Barry Dolphin, Contract Manager at SUEZ, said: “The upcoming re-routing of waste and recycling collections in Maldon will provide a range of benefits for both residents and the environment. “Our team is committed to delivering the most efficient service possible and we are pleased that the re-route will allow us to do this, while reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing quality. The re-routing will also help to future-proof the service in the longer term by taking into account new housing developments. We look forward to working with the Council and local community as we roll out these improvements.”