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RUBBISH collection times will change across Portsmouth from October 3.

The changes will be made when the city’s new litter collection firm Biffa starts its operations in the city.

The firm takes over from Veolia, in a deal which Portsmouth City Council says will save the taxpayer £1m per year, for the next eight years.

But all collections of normal rubbish will stay weekly.

Recycling will continue to be collected fortnightly, and collection days will stay the same for blocks of flats.

Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, said: ‘I understand that the initial changes to the collection days in October will inconvenience some residents.

‘However this change will save council taxpayers over £1 million per year for the next eight years. We are also keeping a weekly rubbish collection.

‘Please help us by reminding your neighbours about the change in collection day – especially if they are elderly or vulnerable.’

To find your new collection day, visit: portsmouth.gov.uk/waste.