Garden waste bin

Recently our Executive Board took the decision to make green bin collections monthly during the winter period of December, January and February.

This was because demand drops pretty sharply for green bins during the winter months.

The move won’t impact on front-line staff; it’ll actually help us to free up staff to help us deal with any issues caused by the winter, such as gritting routes or general maintenance. And chances are we can expect more of those as the weather changes.

We also know how easy it is to get confused and miss a bin or recycling collection during the Christmas period.

So you can now download a calendar to stay up to date with your collection days.

It’s very useful for the changes to the green bin, and will help you make sure you don’t miss the important changes over the Christmas period.

The new 2018/19 refuse and recycling collection calendars are available online for residents to download.

Alternatively, you can sign up for email alerts which will let you know the day before your collection is due which bin to put out.


“Positive response”

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “I’d like to thank the public for their response to the decision to limit green bins to monthly collections during the winter – the response has been a positive one and people have seen the reasoning behind our decision.

“The amount collected from green bins drops quite sharply during the winter, and limiting the number of collections to one per month will free up staff to provide support when the worst of the winter weather hits.

“The calendar is very useful to let you know in advance when to put your green or black bin out and the alerts act as a further reminder which will be very important over the Christmas period when there are changes to collection days.”

Never miss a bin collection – sign up for weekly email reminders now.