Leeds City Council has announced that it will resume garden waste collections by the end of the month, writes Richard Beecham.
Speaking at a virtual press conference today (Wednesday), the council’s director of communities, James Rogers, added that bulky waste collections would also recommence free of charge in the coming weeks.
It follows news on Tuesday that the authority would reopen household waste recycling centres once the Government’s lockdown was relaxed.
Mr Rogers said:
“We have had 3.2 million bin collections over the last four to five weeks, and that has led to a 20 percent increase in waste that we have had to deal with.
“The brown bin garden waste collections, are scheduled to start operating again from Monday, May 25.
“We are going to introduce new routes – we have been doing work over the last year to make sure we can have an extended garden waste collection.
“The bulky waste collection will be introduced on Monday May 18. We recognise a number of households are isolating, we are going to be offering that service free of charge.
“We expect that to be a busy service, done again on bookings, so we ask people to be patient with this.”
Households with a brown bin collection will be sent a letter a few days beforehand, informing them of their first brown bin collection day.
On the free bulky waste collections, this service is expected to be limited, with residents asked to store waste if possible.
For more details, visit the council website.