MIL-OSI UK Cities: Garden waste bin collections suspended for a further week

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Source: City of Coventry

Published Monday, 26 July 2021

Garden waste collections in Coventry are to be suspended for a further week as a result of bin crews told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

The increase has been due to contacts employees have had with a positive case outside of work and there is no COVID-19 outbreak in the service.

The move will ensure that all household and recycling rounds – green and blue-lidded bins – will be completed in full as usual. Similar decisions are being taken by councils across the country faced with a similar position.

Andrew Walster, Director, Streetscene and Regulatory Services at Coventry City Council, said: “We have decided to suspend garden waste collection for a further week. We know this will be disappointing – but we hope people will bear with us as we do our best to juggle crews to ensure we can collect recycling and household bins.

“We will be monitoring the number of our crews required to self isolate on a daily basis. These are exceptional circumstances and I’d like to thank residents for their patience.”

There remains plenty of availability at the London Road tip this and next week should residents urgently need to dispose of excess garden waste.

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