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Brown bins being emptied in Bucks from today

Garden waste is being collected once again, after the council slimmed-down services.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:49am 11th May 2020. 3-minute read.

Brown bins being emptied in Bucks from today

If you have been gardening a lot during lockdown, the good news is that green waste will be collected again from today in Buckinghamshire.

Brown bins haven't been emptied for several weeks as the Council slimmed-down services to cope.

It comes a few days after five household waste sites re-opened following lockdown.

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The changes follow the closedown of both areas at the start of the coronavirus outbreak due to government guidance, as well as staff shortages due to sickness and those needing to self-isolate.

However Councillor Bill Chapple said things had improved sufficiently to reinstate the two services.

"Coronavirus has had a massive impact on all our waste services but waste teams from across the county have worked tremendously hard to prioritise collections and keep waste and recycling bin collections going.

"However, we're now fighting back and it's my intention to get services operating somewhere close to normality wherever I can, subject to current conditions continuing.

"Bringing back green waste collections will really help residents tend to their gardens during the lockdown. I know collection crews will be working hard particularly on the initial rounds, so could I ask residents to be considerate and avoid over-filling bins or putting additional garden waste out alongside."

gardening, weeds
Lots of people have been gardening during the lockdown

Residents' normal garden bin collection days will stay the same but the Council advises checking their website first just to make sure nothing has changed.

Collection times may however change, so residents are asked to put bins out by 6.30am. In addition, no subscribers will be out of pocket while green waste hasn't been collected as contract extensions or reduced priced renewals are being introduced.

The Council will also be reinstating its bulky waste collection service across the county.

Household Waste Site / Rubbish / Tip
Some Household Waste Sites re-opened last week

Bill went on:

"It's been a concerted effort from the whole waste team to find the best ways to reintroduce services given the extraordinary times we're in and I really hope it will provide some much-needed help for local residents going forward."

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