SO bin collections will go fortnightly in April.

It’s a huge saving for Eastbourne Borough Council, and it hopes recycling will improve.

Critics say it will leave more rubbish on our streets attracting rats.

Eastbourne Borough Council’s cabinet approved plans last night to move most of the town to alternative weekly bin collections. 

The change, due to come into force in April, would mean general refuse is only collected once a fortnight, with a recycling-only collection on the off week. 

Colin Swansborough, cabinet member for place services, said: “I think most people in the town are quite happy with the way in which it is anticipated it will run.”

Certain areas in the town centre and certain large blocks of flats retain weekly collections.