Havering garden waste collection to resume

Garden waste collections will restart across Havering from Monday April 27.

The service was suspended as the council and contractors SERCO had to take the difficult decision to prioritise the kerbside waste and recycling collections due to staff shortages around COVID-19.

The garden waste service, which residents subscribe to, will now resume for fortnightly collections once again, where staff resources allow.

The council will refund those residents who had already renewed their subscription for 2020-21, for the two garden waste collections that were missed at the beginning of April.

Information on that and for those residents who need to renew, is available on our website LINK

Councillor Damian White, leader of Havering Council, said: “I am pleased to be able to bring the garden waste service back from Monday. We know that this service is important to our residents who have contacted us and I have been working with our officers and contractors to get it back up and running as soon as possible.

“This is alongside the weekly waste collections which we have continued to sustain throughout the COVID-19 crisis – and I know that both are very important to our residents.

“A huge thank you to all staff who have kept our waste and recycling service going during this time.

“I would like to encourage residents to continue or to think about composting as much as they can to limit the amount of garden waste that will need to be collected, so that we can continue to offer the best possible service at this time.

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Mick Ferris

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