JOINTLY collecting trade waste with household rubbish could save Braintree Council £200,000 per year.

A report to senior councillors says new routes picking up domestic and commercial waste at the same time would be more cost-effective.

The changes, which could come into force from February next year are possible due to Essex County Council plans to open a waste transfer station at Cordons Farm, Long Green Road, Cressing, meaning rubbish trucks don’t have to travel as far to drop off waste.

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