As you’ll be aware, we’ve been facing significant disruption during the period of industrial action from Unite.
During this time we’ve been focusing the resources we have available (approximately one-third of our usual resource) on collecting black bin waste and recycling (including food waste). We simply haven’t had enough resources to allow us to collect garden bins as well.
We know this is causing concern and frustration for people who have signed up for this service prior to, or during the strike.
With the current strike expected to last until the end of November, we’re trying to be realistic about when we’ll be able to resume this service; as it’s likely to take some time for us to catch-up with all other waste and recycling before the end of 2023.
Therefore, we’ve taken the decision to extend the green-bin collection period until the end of February 2025. We’ll resume collections from February 2024, and your subscription period will run until February 2025.
So, if you’ve already subscribed, your subscription will continue until February 2025 (you will not be required to renew in September 2024 as your sticker will remain valid until February 2025).
Depending on resources, we may also be able to do a green bin collection sooner than February (which will be included in your current subscription) but as resources are changing daily (and we approach winter weather challenges), we cannot be sure that this will be the case, and so we’ll communicate with you further nearer the time about whether this is possible.
So, if you’ve already subscribed, you don’t need to do anything. If you haven’t, you can still sign up in preparation for collections starting again.
For further information about the garden waste service and collection subscriptions please visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/gardenwaste