Garden waste collections over the winter months

Posted on: 9 October 2017

As November approaches, residents are being reminded that their garden waste will be collected every four weeks during the winter months.

Between November and January inclusive, residents who have signed up to North Devon Council’s garden waste collection service will see their green bins emptied every four weeks instead of fortnightly.

Collections are reduced during this period due to the reduction in garden waste over the winter months.  The last fortnightly collections will take place during the weeks commencing 16 and 23 October, with green bins next being emptied four weeks later, then every four weeks until February.

Lead member for the Environment, Councillor Rodney Cann says “There is simply less green waste produced during the winter months, so we are reducing the frequency of our collections to match this. It ensures that we are not making unnecessary journeys across the district to empty bins that are only half full. Making less frequent green waste collections during winter is in line with other councils across the country, some of whom suspend their service altogether. Our winter schedule will still give residents the opportunity to keep their gardens in shape, and the fortnightly service will resume again in February.”

For more information and to check your collection dates online, see North Devon Council’s website www.northdevon.gov.uk/collectiondates. Terms and Conditions issued with garden waste permits are also on the council’s website.

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