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Small changes to garden waste collections in Allerdale

Allerdale Borough Council has made some small changes to its waste collection services over the Christmas and new year period.

Collections of garden waste will now end one week earlier than normal to allow crews to collect the Christmas and new year waste and recycling.

This means that the final garden waste collections of 2020 will be made in the weeks beginning 7 or 14 December. There will be no garden waste collections in the weeks beginning 21 and 28 December.

There has traditionally been very little garden waste collected over this period, and by stopping the collections earlier crews can collect the waste and recycling which tends to increase over the Christmas and new year period with more people also making use of the brings sites around the borough. With more people staying at home due to the coronavirus rather than travelling abroad, and the growing popularity of online shopping, this is expected to increase even more this year.

Residents can check their bin day, and download a bin collection calendar, at https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/bincollections/. The council’s website also has details of the location of the bring sites at: https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/waste-recycling/recycling-centres/.

Collections of garden waste will resume in March as normal. No other waste collection services are affected by these changes.

Garden waste can continue to be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Maryport, Wigton, Workington and other parts of Cumbria. Residents are also encouraged to consider buying a compost bin. More details can be found at: http://www.recycleforcumbria.org/inthegarden/composting.asp

Residents are reminded that waste collection days may change over the festive period due to the bank holidays. They are urged to check their collection day online.

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