Nottingham City Council is suspending its seasonal garden waste collections that were due to start on the 1st of April until further notice.
The Council has taken this decision so it can focus resources on the collection of essential general waste and recycling bins.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the council has had a reduction in the resource within waste services as well as an increase in the amount of waste and recycling being produced by residents as they spend more time at home.
Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cllr Sally Longford, said: “We are suspending the garden waste collection service so we can focus on collecting household waste and recycling bins. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we ask residents for their understanding and patience during what is an incredibly challenging time for everyone.
“We are asking all residents not to place garden waste in their general waste bin, or present bagged garden waste as side waste. This would take up vital space in vehicles and jeopardise the council’s ability to maintain a sustainable waste collection for all households.
“We are encouraging its residents to sign up for bin reminders to ensure they are kept up to date with the waste services in their local areas.”
Whilst the service is suspended, missed garden waste collections cannot be reported.
What can I do with my garden waste whilst the service is temporarily suspended?
Garden waste materials are not hazardous if left for longer than two weeks.
Whilst these collections are on hold, why not consider home composting as much of your garden waste as possible? Recycle Now provides information on how to create your own home compost.
If you don’t have a home composter, simply store garden waste in a neat heap in the corner of your garden, and keep turning it occasionally (weekly) to keep it aerated.
The Lenton Household Waste and Recycling Centre, on Redfield Rd, is also closed until further notice.