Private bin collection service set to launch in Sheffield

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Households struggling to cope with Sheffield’s fortnightly bin collections are being offered an alternative service.

Businesswoman Nichola Culs, from Fox Hill, is launching Take My Waste, which will charge £11 a month to collect rubbish from homes on weeks when council contractor Veolia does not provide collections.

Sheffield Council decided to reduce its service last summer to save £2.4 million a year.

But some households have complained they are struggling to fit all their rubbish into the black bin if it is emptied once a fortnight.

Nichola, a former cleaner who initially plans to operate the business on her own, but hopes to take on staff, said: “Households signing up to the service will be provided with high-strength rubbish sacks which we will collect.

“We’ve had interest from around 70 households so far, and hope to launch the collections next month.”

■ Visit Taek My Waste for information.