Bank the bank holiday bin day

With four bank holidays coming up in quick succession residents are advised to get their revised bin collection days in their diaries.

The first bank holiday, Good Friday, falling at the end of the week means that West Suffolk bins will be collected earlier than usual that week.

A council spokesperson said: ‘Every West Suffolk household has been notified by leaflet or bin sticker that collection will be early because of Good Friday.

“Residents whose bin is usually emptied on a Monday need to put it out two days early, by 6am on Saturday, April 13.

“Everyone else is just one day earlier, so Tuesday collections will be made on Monday, April 15, Wednesday collections on Tuesday, April 16, Thursday collections on Wednesday, April 17 and finally Friday collections on Thursday, April 18.

There will be no collections on Good Friday or Easter Monday, so the following week all collections will be one day late.

Usual collection days will be resumed the week commencing Monday, April 29, but will be one day late again the following week with May Bank Holiday falling on Monday, May 7, and then again with Whit Monday on May 27.

The council spokesperson added: “We know how vexing it is to miss a collection. Our crews know their rounds well and will be as helpful as possible. We are putting out reminders in the run up to each change, and encourage our customers to note the change of date and maybe mention it to neighbours who could have forgotten.”

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