Garden waste bins being collected tomorrow following two-week hiatus

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 August 2021

GARDEN WASTE collection crews will return to the roads in Hinckley and Bosworth tomorrow (6 August) where they will start collecting brown-lidded bins following a two-week suspension of the service.

Whilst the service is set to resume, it will operate with a ‘reduced’ number of crews out to collect the garden waste, due to the high level of staff still currently unavailable and a national shortage of HGV Drivers and agency staff.

Mathew Bowers, the Director for Environment and Planning, has said that the team will ‘ensure to collect as much garden waste as they can’, but he also warned that there may be times that they cannot empty all garden waste bins.

If bins do not get emptied at the time, the Council cannot return and empty the unemptied bins on the same day, so home owners are being advised to leave them out for the next scheduled date.

Mr. Bowers, said: “We will have a reduced number of garden waste crews out but the teams will be working hard to collect as much green waste as they can.

“We have taken on additional staff and are still recruiting however with the staff shortages it is unlikely all waste will be collected but we wanted to get back out and collect as much as we can.

“We hope people will bear with us as we do our best to ensure we can collect as much garden waste as we can, but on some days we will not be able to empty everyone’s bin.

“Unfortunately if your bin is missed we cannot return to empty it, but please put it back out on the next scheduled date.

“We will be monitoring the number of our crews available for work on a daily basis. These are exceptional circumstances and I would like to thank residents for their patience.”

Alternatively, garden waste can be disposed in nearby recycling centres which do not need any prior bookings in advance.

Further information about recycling centres can be found on the Council’s website, linked here.

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