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Garden Waste Collections During Lockdown

by Craig Martin on 13 April, 2020

Due to the difficulties during the lockdown, the Council have suspended garden waste collections. Staff sickness and their need to self-isolate has meant that general waste and recycling collections are being prioritised. The missed collections are to be added on at the end of the year.

Following requests from residents, I’ve requested that the additional collections are added onto March 2021. There will be a much greater need for this service in spring rather than winter months and residents are not going to store this waste waiting for those final collections.

The community understand the difficulties Durham County Council are going through, like all statutory services. But as an additional paid service, garden waste collections need to deliver as per the terms and conditions agreed at the sale. Or provide the buyer with a suitable alternative that they will find useful, with collections in March 2021 rather than winter.

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