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Garden waste collections in Babergh set to resume following temporary suspension due to coronavirus crisis

Garden waste collections will be resumed in Babergh next week, after they were suspended following the outbreak of coronavirus.

The collections had been temporarily stopped in order to allow waste crews to prioritise recycling, clinical waste and general rubbish collections.

But Babergh District Council has confirmed that the usual schedule of garden waste collections will begin again on Monday, May 11.

Garden waste. (34455414)
Garden waste. (34455414)

Elisabeth Malvisi, cabinet member for environment at Babergh District Council, said: “We’re very happy to start collecting garden waste again, as we know how much residents missed this service, especially with many spending more time in their gardens.

“I must stress that pausing these collections was essential to continue general rubbish, clinical waste, and recycling collections and reduce pressure on services.

“While we now work even harder to collect your waste, we ask that you reduce waste, compost where possible and only put your bin out for collection to help our crews at this difficult time.”

A council spokeswoman added that no residents will be out of pocket and subscriptions will be amended to reflect the missed collections.

For more information, go to www.babergh.gov.uk/waste-services/collection-days.