Garden Waste (Brown bin) collections resume on 12 May

Adapted from an email from Cllr Max Mitchell on 28th April

Please see below an update regarding garden waste (brown bin) collections from the Waste & Cleansing Manager, which I hope you will find useful.

“We will be reintroducing garden waste (brown bin) collections in the week starting 11th May – the first scheduled collection will be on Tuesday 12th May.

The service was suspended earlier this month as part of our response to the Coronavirus crisis, allowing us to divert resources to other, essential waste collections and to allow crews to observe physical distancing measures. We’re now confident that we have enough crew members and physical distancing measures in place to allow us to safely restart garden waste collections.

Anyone with a garden waste permit will be compensated for the break in service with an extension to their permit to cover this time.

The impact of Coronavirus means we’ve had to delay the summer registration window for garden waste. We’ll contact customers in due course with further information.

Customers should:

  • check their bin calendar for their next scheduled collection date
  • place their brown bin out for collection by 6am and make sure it’s not overflowing and that the lid is closed. Bins may be collected up until 10pm.

We’re encouraging people to store any extra garden waste that won’t fit in the bin until their next collection dates. Overflowing bins, heavy bins or waste placed at the side of bins won’t be collected.

We’re writing to and emailing all those who have signed up for the garden waste service with details of its reintroduction, as well as plans for compensation for the collections that have been missed.

Blue box (glass) collections restarted this week, but our Household Waste Recycling Centres remain closed and special uplifts are suspended until further notice.

Further information (link) on changes to bin collections and other services can be found on the Council website.“

Please do let your friends, family, neighbours etc know.