Garden waste collections to resume in Sandwell
Garden waste collections will resume across Sandwell from next week.
The fortnightly garden waste collections at the borough's 120,000 properties will resume in the first two weeks of May.
They were paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic while the council and contractor Serco focused resources on recycling and general waste collections.
Sandwell Council deputy leader, Councillor Maria Crompton, said: "We are delighted to be able to restart the garden waste service for residents and I would like to thank everyone for their patience during this difficult period.
“We anticipate that there will be more rubbish and bins out than usual and I ask residents to have patience with our crews during this time.
“Our crews will be doing their very best to collect your garden waste bins on the usual day, but if it takes longer to do the collections than usual, please leave your bin out until they get to you.
“Please continue to show your support for our crews – I know they are very grateful for all the thank you notes you have left on the bins over the last month.
“It would be really helpful if people can also let their neighbours, families and friends know that the garden waste collections are starting again.”
Residents are being asked to not overload their green garden waste bins – and to make sure the bin lids are closed for collections.
Anyone who is not sure which week their garden waste collection, can visit www.sandwell.gov.uk/binday.