WBC has suspended the garden waste collection service from today until 25th January 2021, due to Covid-19 related staff shortages.
This is the third time WBC has had to temporarily suspend the garden waste collections this month but this will be a longer pause than previously and there will be no catch up collections this time.
If your garden waste bin is currently at the kerbside and has not been collected by the end of the day, please take it back in and hold onto it until your next regularly scheduled collection day.
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the council extended the current garden waste service for the 2020 – 2021 contract for an additional month to allow for any disruptions to the service due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who are signed up for garden waste are getting two additional collections dates compared to a normal year.
It’s hoped most residents are not missed more than once and WBC is continuing to work with Veolia to get the services restarted as soon as possible.
You should assume collections will restart on Monday (25 January) and garden waste should be put out if you are due a collection then. If this is not the case the council will inform you.