From Tuesday 1 September 2020, green bin (garden waste) collections will resume as per normal across Doncaster and therefore be collected on a fortnightly basis.
Earlier this year, green bin collections were suspended due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, to enable prioritisation of the collection of black and blue bins, before temporary monthly collections took place throughout June, July and August.
Now, the service is back to normal and the fortnightly collections of green bins will continue until the end of November in line with other years provided by Suez.
Residents across the borough are asked to check our website to confirm the details of their original collection dates and present bins on the kerbside at 7am on the appropriate collection day.
Cabinet member for Communities, Voluntary Sector and the Environment, Cllr Chris McGuinness said: “Thank you to residents for bearing with us at this difficult time. Their cooperation has allowed us to clear the unprecedented backlog of garden waste and we are really pleased to be true to our word and bring the service back to its original fortnightly schedule in timely fashion.
“The bin collection crews have been working flat out in all weathers lately and they are deserving of the praise which many members of the public have kindly given.
“I must stress that the amount of residual and recycled waste has increased significantly during lockdown and levels were similar to what we would experience around the Christmas and New Year period.
“That presents its own challenges, which we’re pleased to overcome through the hard work and dedication of the Suez teams. If residents do have surplus green waste, they are invited to continue to home compost – it is great for the environment – or visit one of our six Household Waste Recycling Centres.”
Residents are also being reminded:
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