Brown Bin Collections to re-start

RE-START OF BROWN BIN COLLECTIONS – with effect from Monday 11 May –

From Monday 11 May our contactor, Urbaser, will begin restarting garden waste collections for our residents.

Staff shortages and changes to working practices caused by coronavirus meant that we had to make the difficult decision to suspend brown bin collections to prioritise the most critical collection services: refuse and recycling.

Our contractor’s crews are now settled into the new working practices and this, along with increased staffing numbers, means that garden waste collections can now be restarted.

While this is undoubtedly welcome news, there are still some staff shortages which might result in collections taking slightly longer than usual so we will be asking residents to bear with us as we get back up to speed.

We will be making a public announcement tomorrow (Friday 1 May) through social media, press and on our website, which has all the latest information. The Leader, Cllr Haysey will also mention this in the network e-newsletter to residents and we’ll also ensure more information is provided to you via MIB this week.