The council has confirmed plans to restart brown bin collections from this Monday (May 25).
All households with a brown bin collection will be sent a letter a few days beforehand, informing them of their first brown bin collection day.
Many brown bin collection days will change, and residents are asked to keep a close eye on their post for the letter. The new collection dates/day are now on the council website’s “check your bin day” page and the Leeds Bins app for mobile phones.
Given the service was suspended in March due to Coronavirus, a high level of demand is expected when collections resume. A council spokesman said:
“Added to this, black bin waste levels are still as much as 20% more than usual at the moment and there remains a significant number of staff off work with Covid19 issues.
“We ask that residents be patient if their brown bin does not get collected on the first scheduled collection. If storing the garden waste is a problem, there are plenty of slots available to book at the household waste and recycling centres now open across the city – please note that it is admission by pre-booking only at the sites.”
The seven Leeds City Council HWRCs now open in the city are: Kirkstall; Meanwood; Middleton; Pudsey; Seacroft; Yeadon (Milner’s Road); Wetherby (Thorp Arch). Bookings are being taken for 20,000 slots a week.
The spokesman added:
“The council will continue to review the temporary site rules and restrictions, and where it is safe to do so, make further changes as appropriate to reflect demand. People should still only be booking a visit if they feel it is necessary.
“As outlined earlier this month, bookings for bulky waste collections can now also be taken from this week.
“Whilst the council will endeavour to offer as many booking slots as is possible in the context of existing resources, this service will be limited and booked up quickly. Residents are therefore asked to only attempt a booking where they have no other alternative. To book a collection, please visit the council website here.”