Green bin collections suspended until further notice due to staff shortages

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Garden waste

The Council has today announced that Green Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday, due to staff shortages.

Following Government guidance, those classed in the “increased risk” category of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) are in isolation. As a result, the Council has lost a number of its waste collection staff.

A statement from Bedford Borough Council said, “To ensure we can continue to prioritise our teams on essential duties, we have unfortunately had to suspend Green Garden Waste collections from Monday 23 March.

“Bulky Waste Collections also have to be suspended, but any which have already been booked up to and including Friday 27 March will be fulfilled.”

The Council has also had to suspend the rural skip for bulky waste service (known as ‘Rural Bulky Waste Collections’) until further notice.

“We would ask that residents do not place any items at the previously advertised locations, as they will not be collected,” said the statement.

“We will keep residents informed about future rural bulky waste collection dates as soon as we can.”

Further information on waste services at this time can be found at: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/social-care-health-and-community/public-health/coronavirus/


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