The brown bin/garden waste service will resume across East Lothian from Monday, 29 June on an interim monthly basis.
The brown bin/garden waste service will resume across East Lothian from Monday, 29 June on an interim monthly basis. The dates for collections have been revised and are now available to view online.
Environment spokesperson, Cllr Norman Hampshire, said: “I would like to thank local householders who use this service for their understanding and patience during this time. With a reduction in staff availability during this pandemic we have concentrated on maintaining our statutory waste obligations and successfully continued our household domestic waste and recycling collections.
“At this time of year, and with many people tending their gardens more, it’s understandable that garden waste has accumulated. Our interim collections over two weekends were extremely successful and gathered more waste over a two day period than is usually collected over a week in peak summer. With the re-opening of the Recycling Centres at the start of the month many people have now been able to take their excess garden waste for recycling.
“Just over half of East Lothian households use the brown bin service and by offering a monthly kerbside collection, in conjunction with the reopened Recycling Centres, this will support residents who need this service.
“Maintaining the full, regular household waste collection service remains our priority however and whilst we aim to continue the monthly garden waste collections as much as possible this is a supplementary service that may be withdrawn if COVID19 impacts our staffing levels.”