Green bin suspension 

11/11/10

Bolton council is reminding residents that green bin collections are suspended between December 2010 and March 2011.

The council made a decision earlier this year to suspend green bin collections in the winter months, as the tonnage of green waste collected per month falls significantly from around 1500 tonnes in May and June to around 400 tonnes from November to March as very little grass cutting, weeding or hedge trimming takes place in winter.

The last collection will be the week starting November 22 and will resume in the week starting April 4, 2011.

Details can be found in the new recycling calendar which is being delivered to all properties in Bolton in October and November. There will be no changes to the collection of beige bins for paper and cardboard collections; burgundy bins for glass; plastic bottles and tins; and grey bins for other household waste during the winter.

Residents who have a large amount of garden waste during the winter are advised to recycle it at their local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) or to try home composting. Home composting allows residents to recycle both garden waste and fruit and vegetable peelings and bins are available to residents at a discounted price of £14. For further information or to order a composting bin, please telephone 0845 1306090.

Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer said: “As the amount of green waste which people put out reduces dramatically in winter, the suspension of green bin collections is a sensible option. It will reduce mileage travelled and fuel spent, improve the council’s carbon footprint and ultimately save money for the taxpayers of Bolton.”

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