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Green Bin Service Suspended

Published on Friday, 3rd April 2020

All Green Bin collections suspended as of Monday 6th April for one month.

As a result of many of our key workers not being able to work through self-isolation and due to the revised social distancing guidelines leading to changes in working practices caused by the coronavirus pandemic, North Warwickshire Borough Council, in consultation with its Waste Services teams, has made the difficult decision to suspend all Green Bin collections from Monday 6th April for the next four weeks. This will amount to two missed green bin collections per household.

This decision will enable the Council to continue to deliver all the other waste and recycling collection services as normal to all our 27,500 households every week. Over 125 other Councils have also taken this step in order to keep essential services going.

Council leader, Cllr David Wright said; “Maintaining our essential services is our upmost priority at this unprecedented time. We have listened to our teams and feel we need to focus our reduced work force on the essential collections of waste and recycling. We hope our communities will be supportive and understanding of our decision.”

The Council is determined to restart collections as soon as possible, and to that end we are working hard with neighbouring local authorities and other partners to identify ways to bring the service back into operation at the earliest opportunity.  The Council continues to try to recruit additional workers.

The Council would like to thank residents for their continued support and understanding during these difficult times and to urge them to continue to separate their waste and recycling and to avoid placing any excess waste bags on the roadside.