WEEKLY wheelie bin collections are to be axed in Sheffield to save £3.9 million a year.
Rubbish will be collected from homes once a fortnight, rather than once a week. Free garden waste collections will also end.
Sheffield Council said it must enforce the changes, or make further cuts to other frontline services.
Cabinet members agreed the proposals at a meeting this afternoon, and the plans will be brought before a full council meeting for final approval in March.
The council said it will now look to ‘enhance’ recycling services - but has not yet given firm details.
Sheffield Council cabinet member for environment, Coun Leigh Bramall, said: “If savings are not found in the waste budget, other services would have to be cut even further to fill the gap.”
He added: “I believe it is the right choice and I think that Sheffield people will understand and support that approach.”
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