THE last green bin collections for Warrington residents subscribed to the council’s green waste scheme will be between 24 November and 4 December.
The green bin collection service will then end for the winter period from December, and subscriptions for the service next year will open in January 2021.
Residents who are subscribed to the service can fill their green bin with grass cuttings, flowers, plants, leaves, clippings, cuttings, weeds, and other garden waste, then have it collected and disposed of correctly.
As the final green bin collections don’t start until 24 November, there is still ample time to do any last bits of garden maintenance such as mowing your lawn, tidying up flower beds, and pruning bushes. It might be the last chance for residents to clear any overgrown bushes, plants or hedges on their properties until the New Year.
Cllr Judith Guthrie, cabinet member for environment and public protection, said: “To avoid any disappointment and to ensure your green waste can be collected, please make sure you do any last minute gardening before this year’s final green bin collections so your garden waste is disposed of properly. Because of the current restrictions, we’ve seen more people outdoors, so now is the time to make sure you give your gardens a final tidy-up – cutting away any overgrown hedges that could creep onto pavements or roads, for example – before the green waste collections end for this year.
“We are also encouraging Warrington residents to look out for your neighbours at this challenging time – particularly those who are not currently able to tend to their own gardens. Please offer them some help or assistance with their garden or waste if needed – such as mowing their lawn, cutting hedges back from publics footpaths, putting their green bin out for collection, and bringing bins back in safely. At times like this we all need to work together to support others in our communities.”
You can check when your green bin is next due for collection on the council’s website at warrington.gov.uk/bins
To find out more about green bin collections, and where to take your garden waste if you are not part of the scheme, visit warrington.gov.uk/gardenwaste