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Green Bin Collections To Stop Over The Winter

Wolverhampton City Council has announced that green bin garden waste collections will stop over the winter months as the authority continues to manage huge funding cuts

Wolverhampton City Council has announced that green bin garden waste collections will stop over the winter months as the authority continues to manage huge funding cuts from Central Government.

The need to make £123 million of savings coupled with the fact the amount of waste people put in their green bins drops dramatically over the winter has led the council to conclude it is no longer sustainable to keep the service going between December 1 and March 27.

The move will save around £80,000 a year.

The collection of garden waste is not a statutory service and many other councils – including Walsall and Dudley – do not provide a winter collection service.

Around 87 per cent of green waste from Wolverhampton is collected over spring, summer and early autumn.

The council’s waste and recycling partner Amey will soon be delivering the annual calendars to all households which contain collection dates for the year ahead. These will contain information about when people’s exact final green bin collection dates will be and when they will restart.

Information about the opening hours of the household waste and recycling centres can be found at http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/1758/Household-Waste-Recycling-Centres-rubbish-tip

Information about composting and discounted deals on composters is available from: http://www.wolverhampton.getcomposting.com/

2 replies on “Green Bin Collections To Stop Over The Winter”

Have no problem with leaving the green bins over the winter period, we have a very good collection service in Wednesfield for all our bins. Collected on time no mess and polite staff, and if it saves money and benefits the City why not at least give it a try.

Withdrawl of the green bin service during December, January and February should not create a big problem, but there with the milder weather there will be a considerable amount of fallen leaves that require removal during November, perhaps a 3 month cut would be practical

While It is appreciated that the council needs to cut expenditure it is difficult to accept that it is nessessary to spend thousands of pounds on schemes like further paving over more roads in the center of the city, and other similar schemes that are not really nessessary. Don’t spend money that you do not have.

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