Witherley Parish Council

Serving the people of Atterton, Fenny Drayton, Ratcliffe Culey and Witherley

Garden Waste Service Suspended

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has suspended its garden waste collection service for at least two weeks.

There will be no garden waste (brown lidded bin) collections from Monday 23 March for at least two weeks as a result of severe staff shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Refuse (black bin) and recycling (blue lidded bin) collections will continue as normal and are unaffected by this change.

HBBC's Director for Environmental Planning, Matt Bowers said: "These are unprecedented circumstances that have forced us to make this difficult decision in order to divert our resources to the more critical refuse and recycling collection service. We appreciate the inconvenience this will create for our residents and hope they understand these are exceptional circumstances which are beyond the council's control. We will keep this under continual review with the aim of restoring the service as soon as possible.

"We apologise for this inconvenience. In the meantime, we would encourage customers to manage their garden waste at home such as by home composting if they can."

While no refunds can be provided, the council is exploring a number of other options and customers will be advised in due course. Customers are asked to bear with us at this difficult time.

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Posted: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 18:09 by Anji Forsyth

Tags: Community, Coronavirus