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Brown bin service to be reinstated

7 May 2020

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West Suffolk Council will be reintroducing its Garden Waste Collection Service on 1st June after it was suspended due to Covid-19 on March 30th.

The service was paused due to a sudden reduction in staff following the Stay at Home guidance which saw more than 40 waste and street services staff either having to shield themselves as vulnerable or someone in their home.

This remains the case with more than 60 staff redeployed to help the most vulnerable in our communities get support, medicine and food as well as help businesses.

As a result, there may be a change to some collection days and customers will be contacted direct with details.

Customers have been assured that they will not be out of pocket, with the period of the suspension being added to the current subscription year. This means that their subscriptions will run until 30th May 2021.

Tips for managing garden waste while the service is suspended include home composting with discounts available on equipment and advice both available at Suffolk recycling.

Information is available at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/bins/gardenwaste