Changes to bin collections in Aylesbury Vale are taking effect this week.
All first collections under the new schedule will be the green rubbish bin, even if this was collected last week.
The following week, the blue-lidded recycling bin will be collected.
There are no changes to garden waste collections.
For some residents, this may mean there is a three-week gap between recycling collections.
Residents affected by this are welcome to leave any extra recycling that doesn’t fit in their bin in cardboard boxes or clear see-through plastic bags by their recycling bin.
No-one will have a three week gap in rubbish collections, avoiding issues of extra rubbish waste.
Although not everyone’s collection day has changed, to help avoid confusion, all residents – except people using communal bins who are not affected – should have received a confirmation letter last week.
Enclosed with the letter confirming their new schedule was a leaflet saying what to put in each bin, a calendar showing new collection dates for June and July, and a reminder about the district council’s garden waste and bulky items services.
Sir Beville Stanier, cabinet member for environment and waste said: “Waste is now being sent to the new Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Greatmoor rather than landfill.
“This allows us to accommodate the extra 4,000 households the Vale has gained over the last four years, and saves AVDC around £250,000 a year.
“A change in waste disposal sites unfortunately means a change in waste collection days, so please keep a note of your new day and put your green rubbish bin out for collection this week.”
You can also check whether you are affected by the change of dates at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/find-your-bin-day.