BINS - The 3 month plan from 31 August
THANK YOU for your patience and understanding in recent weeks. You will be aware that our contractor has been impacted, like many others, by the national shortage of HGV drivers. The recent suspension of garden waste and food waste collections has enabled us to catch up with a huge backlog of missed collections.
However, we are still in an emergency situation and these are the temporary changes we need to make to your collections from 31 August (Bank Holiday week collections are one day later than usual) for a period of 3 months to ensure all residents continue to receive your scheduled household waste and recycling collections:
RECYCLING COLLECTION (Blue Lid Bin/Blue Box/Blue Bag)
*Excess* recycling will not be collected from 31 August 2021 for 3 months. This measure is designed to ensure all rounds are completed to schedule. If you have a wheeled bin you must contain all recycling in your bin with the lid closed. The insert must be inside the bin and will not be collected if left next to the bin. We’re sorry but any recycling next to the bin either loose or in containers will not be collected. Residents on a sack collection must contain all recycling within your blue box and 2 blue bags. Paper and cardboard must be kept separate from other materials.
GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION
Collections of garden waste restart from 31 August 2021 for all residents who have subscribed to the garden waste scheme. All garden waste must be contained in the green lid bin or garden waste sacks supplied (for those on a sack collection). Unfortunately side waste cannot be taken.
FOOD WASTE COLLECTION
Separate food waste collections continue to be suspended to free up drivers. Please continue to put food waste in your grey wheeled bin or black sacks (if not on a bin round). To deter animals ripping open sacks in search of food waste, residents on sack collections can put your usual food caddy out alongside refuse sacks if you wish, but food inside the caddy needs to be contained within a sealed bag. Thank you.