Appeal as garden waste collections restart from 1 June

We're appealing for residents' continued patience and understanding when garden waste collections restart from Monday 1 June.

To ensure that rounds are completed and some households don't miss out, no additional garden waste will be taken over and above the usual bin-load.

No more than five sacks will be taken in a single collection from households that use compostable sacks rather than bins. Please note also that the vehicle bin lifts have a maximum weighting and loads that are too heavy may be rejected.

The District Council agreed at an Emergency Committee meeting last week to share the cost with contractor Serco of extra vehicles and staff needed to restart garden waste collections.

Since the end of March the collections have been suspended to enable reduced crews due to coronavirus impacts to prioritise household waste and recycling rounds.

A District Council spokesperson said:
"We know our residents absolutely understand that we are still in an emergency situation and that the restarted garden waste collections can only work efficiently if the catch-up happens gradually.
"That's why we are appealing to households to only put out for collection the amount of garden waste they would in normal circumstances, ensuring that the bin lid is properly closed. We cannot take any additional garden waste right now.”

Residents can check on their collection date using the online postcode calendar at
  • Food waste collections are currently fortnightly rather than weekly and will continue to happen with residents' scheduled household waste collections.

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