Funding bid success will drive council vehicles to go electric

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A joint bid by Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council has successfully secured £25,000 for an important research project to support an electric future for council vehicles. The feasibility study will look at whether the depot at Warndon – home to the two councils' waste collection, highway maintenance and other vehicles – can be f...

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When to put your bins out this Christmas

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Most domestic bin collections in Worcester will run as normal over Christmas, with just one change of date for those who live in certain areas of the city. Green or black bin collections due on Boxing Day (Tuesday 26 December) will be collected on Saturday 30 December. This affects homes in the Cathedral, Nunnery, St Peter's and Battenhall wards. A...

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Saturday Skips service to end in September

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Worcester City Council is set to close its Saturday Skip services in September, as part of a drive to meet a £2.5 million funding gap. Currently, skips are provided at seven city locations on a rota basis, allowing residents to dispose of large items conveniently and at no cost to them. The service is expensive to run and the Council's Policy and R...

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