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Garden waste collections to restart next month in Walsall

By Thomas Parkes | Walsall | News | Published:

Garden waste collections are set to restart in Walsall next month after they were suspended due to coronavirus.

The free fortnightly service was put on hold on April 6, with only the grey and green bin collection service running fully.

Brown bins have been collected through a limited service since May 11 but now chiefs have said they are ready to expand the collections from June 15.

Councillor Oliver Butler, portfolio holder for Clean and Green at Walsall Council, said: "I know that, with people being busy in their gardens and with the recent fine weather during lockdown, they’ve really missed their normal service, so I’m really pleased that we can now start operating our free fortnightly collection schedules.

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"Every household will have received one collection as part of our phased reintroduction of brown bin collections prior to the step up to operating a full service.

"Both myself and Councillor Bird have made it very clear that we will only reintroduce services if they are deliverable, sustainable and operationally robust and we make no apologies to anybody for doing so.

"Later in the season we will review whether we are able to extend the service to allow for the initial late season start, phased introduction of service and autumn leaf fall conditions."

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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