NEARLY every household in Trafford Borough will see their bins collected on a different day next month.

A major shake-up of rounds to improve efficiency will affect homes in Sale, Altrincham, Hale, Stretford, Urmston, Old Trafford and Flixton.

The new bin collection calendar will come into effect on Monday October 14.

The One Trafford Partnership between Trafford Council and Amey which runs the service is now posting out information packs to households contain the new bin collection calendar and a letter explaining the revised service.

To cover any gaps in collections as households move to the new service, some residents will be getting an extra collection.

These extra collections are for households who need to wait a few days longer than normal to get their bins emptied.

Details of extra collections will be highlighted in the letter delivered to all affected households.

The One Trafford Partnership, believes the changes will make the service better as housing growth in the borough means that current collection rounds are no longer as efficient as they could be.

The new routes will reduce unnecessary travel by hundreds of miles per week, reduce CO2 emissions, and will save time and cost to public services.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, - Trafford Council's executive member for environment, air quality and climate change - said: “Changing the current collection routes means that most residents will have a new collection day.

"It is important you check your information pack to see if your bin day has changed and if you have an extra collection.

"Please start using your new calendar from Monday October 14.

“If you have not received your information pack in the post by Wednesday September 25, please get in touch by ringing 03330 035865 or download your letter and calendar from the council website.

“To help everyone through the change, the One Trafford recycling team will be on hand to answer your questions about your new collection service.

"They will be available for a chat in Trafford libraries in the coming weeks – you can find your nearest event online and in the leaflet delivered through your door.”

He said that most people will have a change of bin day and most people will see the order in which their bins are collected such as having their black bin collected next when it was their blue bin on the old service

For more information about the new service One Trafford is hosting a series of 'Meet the Team 'events will be held in several Trafford libraries where staff will be able to answer residents' queries and talk you through your changes.

Details are available on Trafford Council's website under the heading of 'bettercollections'.

Cllr Adshead said that special arrangements for the changeover included:

• extra collections in place for black bins on Saturday October. 5;

• extra collections in place for blue bins on Saturday October 12; and

• extra collections for grey bins between October 8 and 10 and October 14 and 18 October.

The One Trafford Partnership is a public/private collaboration between Trafford Council and Amey.

It aims to deliver a range of environmental and infrastructure services, including street cleaning, highways and property management and commercial and domestic waste management.

It is committed to ensuring high quality services for residents and can be followed on Twitter.