Garden waste collections to resume

21/05/2020, PR-9409

​Wakefield Council will resume garden waste collections with a temporary, revised schedule from mid-June.

It is planned that garden waste will be collected on a monthly basis for the next two collections, and on the same day as before.

Residents can check their bin collection days at www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/where-i-live which will be updated with the new garden waste collection dates early next month (June). This can be shared with immediate neighbours who may not have access to the internet.

Residents will also receive a letter to tell them which dates their garden bin needs to be put out. 

Cllr Maureen Cummings
Cllr Maureen Cummings

​Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty said: "We know how important it is to many of our residents that we resume our garden bin collections, especially as we head into summer and people are spending more and more time in their gardens, particularly during lockdown.

"As we move into managing the next phase of the coronavirus outbreak, we have been able to reprioritise our resources to enable us begin collecting garden waste again, alongside household waste and recycling.

"People have been incredibly understanding when we needed to pause the collections and we ask that you continue to bear with us while we get back up and running."

Please be aware that extra garden waste cannot be collected if left at the side of the bin. Extra garden waste stored in bags or other containers should be emptied into the bin after the first collection, or taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre if there is a concern it could cause harm or affect someone's health.

The Council has provided information and guidance on its dedicated coronavirus information web page at bit.ly/CoronaWFD