Extension of Garden Waste Suspension

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The following information was received from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The garden waste collection service will be suspended for a further four weeks from 11 January. This now means that garden waste collections will now resume on Monday 8 February 2021.

Garden Waste is normally suspended for 4 weeks over the winter and this year this was from 14 December 2020 resuming on 11 January 2021.

However, this is being extended until 8 February 2021 to enable the new council-owned Cheshire West Recycling, (which took over from Kier after it withdrew waste market in March 2020) to use resources to support:

Recycling and household containers during the festive period

Provide resilience to maintain the core waste and recycling kerbside collections over the anticipated exceptionally busy winter period

A proactive approach to the ongoing tiered Covid restrictions facing the borough.

From April through to September 2020 the waste volumes collected via the domestic and recycling rounds, including food waste, increased by 17% as a result of the lockdowns and residents working from home. Over the Christmas Holiday and the ease of lock down restriction for a short time over Christmas may result in additional waste and carboard/plastic and paper recycling.

Ed: This announcement will be a disappointment to those intending to maintain their physical and mental health during Lockdown 3.0 by tidying up their gardens in readiness for spring planting.

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