East Durham residents reminded about final garden waste collection of the year

Nov 3, 2019 | Local News

People who get their garden waste collected are being reminded that the last collection of the year will soon take place.

Residents who are signed up to the garden waste collection service provided by Durham County Council will receive their last collection, on their usual garden waste day, during the fortnight beginning Monday, November 11.

Residents are advised to check their collection calendar and note the date so they don’t miss out.

Collection details can also be found by entering the property postcode in the My Durham section of the council website at www.durham.gov.uk

The garden waste collection service will resume next spring. Those signed up for three years will not have to do anything for the 2020 scheme and the council will send a calendar and sticker in 2020 before the scheme starts.

If you want to sign up again for the 2020 scheme, it will open in December 2019. More information will be available from www.durham.gov.uk/gardenwaste

John Shannon, strategic waste manager at Durham County Council, said: “With days getting colder and nights getting darker, our garden collection service winds down for the winter. Residents should make note of their final collection date, so as not to be left with any unwanted green waste.”

If residents accumulate any garden waste during the winter period, it can still be recycled at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) which are listed at www.durham.gov.uk/hwrc

In the Teesdale area, garden waste collections are carried out by Teesdale Community Volunteers, also known as Rotters, in partnership with the council.

Residents in this area should check www.rotters.org or contact Rotters on 01833 690 022 or by email rotterscomposting@yahoo.co.uk to find out their last collection dates.