Additional green waste collections
The green waste collection service is set to be extended across Dudley borough by one month to make up for missed collections earlier in the year.
At the start of lockdown in the Spring, Dudley Council took the difficult decision to postpone the green waste start date in order to ensure that household waste and recycling collections could continue with a reduced workforce.
The council today announced that it will be adding the two missed collections scheduled for April, to the original collection programme. This means that everyone who has a green waste collection will have two dates added to those listed on their recycling calendar, which means some households will have collections going into early December.
Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for public realm, said:
We reluctantly took the difficult, but correct decision earlier in the year to postpone the introduction of our green waste collections so that we could safeguard household waste and recycling provision for our residents.
I’m really glad that as promised we’re now able to add those two missed dates to the end of the 2020 schedule, allowing us to help residents who are having a final clear up of their garden ahead of winter. For residents this means that following their last scheduled green collection on their calendar they will have another one on the same day in 2 weeks and 4 weeks time
Green fingered residents can still order discounted compost bins to recycle their garden waste into useful compost for their garden, details can be found on the DudleyRecycles website.
To find out when your next scheduled waste collections are, visit http://mapping.dudley.gov.uk/ and enter your postcode.
Pictured: Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for public realm