Garden waste collections during winter

Green and black bin topped with snow

Posted on: 15 November 2018

Residents who signed up to North Devon Council’s garden waste collection service are being reminded that their green bins will be emptied every four weeks rather than fortnightly during December and January.  

Collections are less frequent during this period to account for the reduction in garden waste produced over the winter months.  The last fortnightly collections will take place during the weeks commencing 19 and 26 November, with green bins next being emptied four weeks later, then every four weeks until February.

Lead member for the Environment, Councillor Rodney Cann says: “There is simply less green waste produced during the winter months, so we reduce the frequency of our collections to match this. Last year we went to four-weekly collections in November, but we have listened to our customers and will continue to collect fortnightly until December. Having this winter schedule ensures we do not make unnecessary journeys across the district to empty bins that are only half full, whilst still giving residents the opportunity to keep their gardens in shape.”

For more information and to check your collection dates online, see North Devon Council’s website www.northdevon.gov.uk/collectiondates.

Terms and Conditions issued with garden waste permits are available on the council’s website.

5 comments on “Garden waste collections during winter

  1. lorraine scoines says:

    I don’t need my green bin, can it be collected please

  2. Jan Spier says:

    I do not have a printer!

  3. David Pike says:

    So, four weeks from the 26th Nov makes the December collection Christmas Eve! Is this correct or is there an adjustment for Christmas?

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