Food and garden waste collections to resume in North Herts

PR Date: 
Friday, 1 May 2020 - 10:30am

Weekly collections of food waste and fortnightly collections of garden waste (for paid subscribers) will recommence on 11 May, following their suspension on 30 March.

The services were suspended as a result of staffing shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to prioritise collection of recycling and refuse collections.

From Monday 11 May, residents should place their food caddies out for collection on their usual collection day. Brown garden waste bins will be collected on the same week as recycling collections as previously. Unfortunately extra garden waste will not be collected if placed next to brown bins – it all must be contained within the brown bin.

A further communication will be sent to all garden waste subscribers once a decision has been made on any measures such as extending the current subscription period, in light of the suspension to the service.

Cllr Elizabeth Dennis-Harburg said: “I would like to thank residents for their understanding during this period of suspended services. It has also been fantastic to see so many messages of support for the bin crews while they have continued to collect residents’ refuse and recycling.

“I am really pleased that we can now reinstate collection of food and garden waste. It may take a little while for things to get back to normal, so we thank you for your continued patience.”

You can check your bin collection dates here:

For FAQS on the reinstation of services please go to:


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