NHDC temporarily stops food and garden waste collections in North Herts

PR Date: 
Thursday, 26 March 2020 - 5:15pm
 

From Monday 30 March, North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) will be suspending collection of food waste caddies and garden waste until further notice.

All food waste should now be placed into your purple refuse bin.

We have made these changes, due to the unprecedented circumstances we are faced with during the Coronavirus pandemic. By suspending collection of food waste and garden waste, this means we can prioritise the collection of refuse and recycling and hope that changes made will help us to maintain a sustainable level of service during staff shortages.

We have also had to take the difficult decision to suspend our paid garden waste collection service from 30 March. We do appreciate that this is a paid for service and once we know the full extent of the disruption, a further communication will be sent to garden waste subscribers.

Garden waste can be home composted or stored in gardens until collection services resume. For tips on home composting go to our website: www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/waste-and-recycling/reduce-and-reuse/home-composting

Cllr Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg, NHDC’s Executive Member for Recycling and Waste Management said:

“We sincerely apologise for these changes and would have liked to have given more notice, but we have been forced to move very quickly so that we can prioritise collection of refuse and recycling. We know these unprecedented actions will be disappointing, but ask residents to please work with us in these difficult times.”

“We do appreciate that collection of garden waste is a paid for service and once we know the full extent of the disruption, a further communication will be sent to garden waste subscribers explaining how we can put things right.”

The best way to keep up to date with any future disruption to services is by signing up to our text and email alerts at www.north-herts.gov.uk/updates

To find out more about help, support and disruption of Council services in North Herts in relation to Coronavirus go to www.north-herts.gov.uk/home/emergency-planning/coronavirus-covid-19

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