Breckland residents are being encouraged to look out for information about changes to their household waste and recycling collections, which will be hitting doormats over the next three weeks.

Serco, which provides waste collection services for Breckland Council, is making these changes to reduce the distances bin trucks are travelling to collect household rubbish each week, while improving route efficiencies to accommodate new homes being built within the district.

The changes will be introduced from Monday, 21 March and will mean that around half of the households in Breckland will see a change to the day their household waste and recycling is collected. Those residents remaining on the same collection day may have a change to their collection time so it’s important that they put their bins out by 6.30am. Bins will continue to be collected on an alternating fortnightly basis.

From late February and into early March, Serco will be sending a leaflet to all Breckland Council residents to advise of any changes to their existing household waste and recycling service. Bins will continue to be collected on an alternating weekly basis and people with a garden waste subscription will not see this service change.

Cllr Sarah Suggitt, Executive Member for Planning, Leisure and Contracts, at Breckland Council, commented: “These changes will make our service more efficient and help minimise our carbon footprint. Bin Day Change is coming from 21 March, so watch out for your leaflet over the next few weeks. It will include a calendar for the coming year, so you’ll always know when to put the bin out!”

Emma Windle, Senior Contract Manager for Norfolk said: “Even if your collection day is not changing it is likely that your collection time will change, so please do make sure your bin is out by 6.30am.”

For further information on Bin Day Change in Breckland visit