Garden waste collections to resume from 9 June
Wakefield Council will resume garden waste collections with a temporary, revised schedule from Tuesday 9 June.
Garden waste will be collected on a monthly basis for the next two collections, and on the same day as before. Households will receive their first collection between 9 June and 3 July.
Residents can check their bin collection days at www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/where-i-live which will be updated with the latest information on 1 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 week their garden bin needs to be put out.
Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said: "As we move into managing the next phase of the coronavirus outbreak, we have worked really hard to reprioritise our resources to enable us to begin collecting garden waste again, alongside household waste and recycling.
"We understand that it hasn't been easy to store garden waste while everyone has been at home and the weather has been so nice but I'd just like to thank residents for their understanding and 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