Win for Earls Park residents as refuse and recycling collection set to be improved

15 Feb 2024
A city councillor is hailing an important win for the residents of the Earls Park area of Podsmead after new bollards were installed – allowing access for waste and recycling crews.

A city councillor is hailing an important win for the residents of the Earls Park area of Podsmead after new bollards were installed – allowing access for waste and recycling crews.

The bollards have been fitted between Manu Marble Way and Millstone Way which means residents no longer having to drag their waste bins and recycling boxes to the end of the street for collection.

It follows discussions between county council Highways, site developer Matthew Homes and Councillor Sebastian Field, Liberal Democrat councillor for Podsmead, over how to improve recycling and refuse collection for residents.

Previously, because of the narrow turning circle, council refuse vehicles could not access Millstone Way all the way to the top – meaning residents could not leave their bins outside their homes.

The new homes being constructed here are nearly complete, so this is good news for these properties too.

The bollards will be on a key access for recycling crews and emergency services, and will allow access from Manu Marble Way to Millstone Way and for vehicles to reach all properties.

Matthew Homes are just awaiting a site visit from the city council to assess what their needs are. In the meantime, Matthew Homes will continue to collect refuse.

Councillor Field said: “I am delighted that after much discussion this is finally happening. I am pressing the council to get the site visit done asap so that we can get on with the new system.

“In the meantime, residents are advised still to take their refuse to the end of the road, but hopefully this will not be for very much longer.

“I am working very hard to resolve issues like this for all the residents of Podsmead. Please contact me if you have any problems with recycling or refuse.”