Good News: Council to resume garden and bulky waste collections following suspended services due to Covid 19

Solihull’s Conservative-led Council is to resume the rota for collections of garden waste from Monday 4 May.  It will also resume the bulky waste collection service from Tuesday 5th May. 

Cllr Ken Hawkins, Cabinet Member for Environment & Highways said; ““I know many residents have been looking after their gardens and enjoying the lovely weather while we are all staying at home, so am delighted that we are now able to start the garden waste collections.

“Thank you to everyone for their patience so far, but please do bear with us at this challenging time as the service may continue to be affected by Covid-19.

“I appreciate residents will be keen to have all their garden waste removed on their first collection, but encourage everyone to please follow a few simple steps to help our crews safely manage the garden waste.

“These include not overfilling or compacting waste in your bin and staying two metres away from our crews. We also cannot take any additional green waste, only what is contained in your bin, so please save any additional waste for the next collection.

“Thank you again for your patience and support for our crews.”

The two-metre social distancing rule will be applied for the safety of residents and crew.