Garden waste collections to be halted until April across Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 16:12 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:23 22 November 2016

Green waste bins

Green waste bins


Residents will have to dispose of their garden waste at sites across the borough from next week, as collections will be halted over winter.

Redbridge Council approved the proposal to pause collections over winter at a meeting last Wednesday.

The service will be stopped from December 2 until April next year.

Unlike before, residents will not be able to ring and request a collection.

Christmas trees will be collected between January 2 and 13 if they are put out on the same day as the normal refuse collection.

Residents will be able to dispose of green waste at three collection sites across the borough, which will be open every Sunday from 10am to 4pm:

- Wanstead Leisure Centre car park, in Redbridge Lane West, Wanstead

- Fullwell Cross car park, in High Street, Barkingside

- Cricklefields Athletic Ground car park, in High Road, Ilford.

Cllr John Howard, cabinet member for environment and sustainability, said collections will still take place when they are most needed.

He said: “In 2013, the council extended the green garden waste collection so that it continued all year round.

“This was possible thanks to £1.1m of funding which has now stopped.

“Residents can now buy a compost bin for £5, which is great for the environment.”

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