Garden waste collection is extended permanently – Stoke-on-Trent City Council
This will mean the city council will continue to empty brown wheelie bins for an additional two months – November and March – meaning the service operates for nine months of the year.
Councillor Terry Follows, cabinet member for greener city, development and leisure, said: “Listening to what our residents were telling us, we had a look at the service and found that demand was likely to be high for the brown bins in November and March, so a decision was made to extend our collections as a trial period.
“The results have shown us there is still a need for these collections to take place in November and March. We received lots of positive feedback from residents who tell us they were very pleased the collections were being extended because they were still finding themselves working in their gardens during those months. They also told us they felt five months was too long to go without a garden waste collection.
“We will be updating the collection calendars, which are due to be produced next month, to advise residents that brown bins will now be collected from the beginning of March until the end of November each year.”