Bin collections to go from weekly to fortnightly

News and Info from Deeside Flintshire North Wales

News and Info from Deeside Flintshire North Wales

The changes mean that brown bins will no longer be collected, with the council encouraging people to use their grey bins for food and garden waste instead.

Reminders of collection weeks will be posted via the council's social media.

Portfolio Holder for Environment, Councillor Peter Barnes said: "The decision to suspend collection of bulky waste and glass has not been taken lightly, but it will have the least impact on residents and allow us to prioritise the other more critical waste services".

A spokesperson said the matter was at all times under review and new measures had been put in place with the council in a position to offer "as near a normal waste collection service as possible in the current unprecedented circumstances".

Many of these say they will extend existing subscriptions so gardeners do not lose out.

Garden waste collections have been suspended or are not restarting as planned in cities such as Leeds, Bristol and Plymouth, across counties including Dorset, and in seven London boroughs.

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Stirling Council has announced changes to its waste collection services available for households.

Staff from other areas of the Council have been redeployed and trained up to assist waste collection but the pressure on COVID-19 is placing on the council's frontline workers means there are now insufficient crews to maintain all waste services at this time.

Please do not put additional pressure on Council waste services resources and staff during this emergency period.

"Councils are seeing an increase in household waste, which may be due to people spending more time gardening and mowing their lawn as they follow the guidance to stay at home".

The Royal Borough has said it will update its website with more detailed information soon.

Meanwhile, bundles of twigs and hollow stems can be tied up and wedged in walls, trees or in boxes to make resting and nesting areas for insects.

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