Changes to Garden Waste collection service
A full roll-out of wheeled bins for the collection of garden waste has now started. This follows a successful trial conducted in Wrose and Idle last year.
All areas currently provided with a garden waste collection service will switch from the current green bag system to a wheeled bin collection over the coming months. The full roll out is expected to be completed by the autumn of this year.
All householders on garden waste collection rounds will receive notification and an information leaflet for the new service, they will then have to order a free wheeled bin either online or by telephone (431000 – Option 1 set up specifically for this service). Residents will not be able to order a bin until notices have been delivered in their neighbourhood. The service is limited to one bin per household (each bin will hold the equivalent amount of material currently presented in approx. 3-5 bags).
Officers will contact ward councillors prior to notification of the service roll-out starting in areas of your ward.
Householders will have one month from notification to order their wheeled bin before the new service begins. The first collection of the new service will accept material in the current bags as well as new bins, thus enabling residents to dispose of any garden materials that they already have in bags. Subsequent collections will accept wheeled bins only. Residents may keep their existing bags for their own use.
The switch from bags to wheeled bins is aimed at improving the containment and handling of garden waste also making the collection operation more efficient. Kerbside collection of garden waste is not a statutory service but it is popular with residents and helps keep garden waste out of residual waste bins.
The introduction of a wheeled bin system for garden waste was one element of a successful bid made by the Council to DCLG in 2012 for funding to support its weekly refuse collections. The other element of the bid was the introduction of fortnightly dry recycling collections, which are currently being successfully rolled out across the district. The Council was awarded funding of £4.68 million.
I hope that this information helps you to deal with any direct enquiries from your constituents.
Cllr. Andrew Thornton
Executive Member for Environment, Sport & Sustainability
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
City Hall, Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom BD1 1HY
p: 01274 433680 (City Hall)