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Watford Borough Council suspends Green waste collections temporarily due to COVID-19

Watford Borough Council has taken the decision to suspend the borough’s green waste collection from 20 April 2020 to ensure the core waste and recycling service continue to be delivered to Watford residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This means that the green waste collection people have over the next two week will be their last until further notice. Residents should, therefore, once they have had their final green bin collection, put all food waste into their black bins, until the current emergency is over. Any garden waste people generate could be home composted or left until the service is resumed.

Elected Mayor, Peter Taylor said: “Since the start of the pandemic, our partners at Veolia have done an outstanding job in maintaining household waste collections and we are all really grateful to them for all their hard work and effort. To ensure we can continue to deliver essential services we have had to focus Veolia’s available staff on making sure the black bin and blue-lidded bins are collected as usual.

“I am confident people will understand the real difficulties frontline services are now facing and will continue to support Watford waste and recycling crews as they have done so far.”

In view of the suspension, and whilst the service continues to respond to the impact of COVID-19, the council will also be delaying the introduction of green bin charges.

For more information visit www.watford.gov.uk/waste-coronavirus