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Garden waste collections set to resume

With temperatures rising and the sun shining, Middlesbrough’s green waste collections get under way again later this month.

This year’s collections resume from Tuesday, April 23, residents are asked to check their recycling and refuse collection calendar for exact collection dates, with remaining collection cycles to follow in sequence.

Garden waste collections will run fortnightly until the end of September, with residents receiving further single collections in October and November.

The dates for the October and November collections will be included in the new calendars which will be released in September.

Householders are reminded that they should use the green wheelie bins only for the garden waste.

Any material left at the side of green bins will not be removed - green sacks used previously and other sacks and containers will not be collected.

Green bins are for loose, unbagged garden waste only - grass cuttings, leaves, small branches, dead plants and flowers - and should not be used to dispose of other items such as general waste, soil and rubble as these cannot be composted. 

Residents are urged check their recycling calendars which can be viewed and downloaded via the Council’s website to ensure they put their waste out on the correct day.

Garden waste can also be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Haverton Hill.

Philip Shaw, Middlesbrough Council’s Recycling Operations Manager, said: “Spring’s now upon us, so it’s time to start work in the garden once again.

“Green waste collections are a hugely popular part of our user-friendly recycling service and we know people value them.

“As ever, we’d thank everyone who uses this service for helping to ensure Middlesbrough has a green and sustainable future.”

The 2019 refuse and recycling calendars can be viewed or downloaded now.

Any residents requiring a green bin or further advice and information on the disposal of green waste can call the Environment Contact Centre on 01642 726001.