Brown bin collections resume in Welwyn Hatfield
Brown bin collections, for garden and food waste, will start again from Wednesday, 6 May.
At the start of the coronavirus, depleted bin crews - due to self-isolation, increased need for social distancing and sickness - meant that the council had to make the difficult decision to suspend brown bin collections so that it could protect the vulnerable and prioritise the most critical collection services: refuse, recycling and clinical waste.
The crews are now able to restart brown bin collections alongside maintaining the regular priority collections.
Anyone who subscribed to the garden waste service both this year and last can put their bin out on their usual collection day. We will ensure everyone receives their final collection for 19/20 if they were missed due to the suspension of the service.
If residents would like to subscribe to the service for 2020/21, they can do so online at www.welhat.gov.uk/gardenwaste .The council is urging people to do this as soon as they can to ensure their bins are collected when collections resume.
Councillor Stephen Boulton, Executive Member for Environment, said:
We know this has been a difficult time for people and we'd like to thank them for their patience and understanding. We are all extremely grateful to our dedicated bin crews and partner, Urbaser, who have continued to maintain a collection service in extremely challenging circumstances, whilst also working hard to get the brown bin collections back up and running.
To find out when your next garden waste collection will be, please refer to your current collection calendar, or you can visit the council's website. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are also available on the website here.
Recycling and refuse bins will continue to be collected as normal.