East Suffolk Council has set a date for the resumption of its garden waste collection service. Operations will restart on Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May, following an earlier suspension due to the impact of COVID-19, and all subscribers will receive their first collection during the subsequent fortnight. The council has taken the decision to restart the service having been satisfied that criteria to ensure the safety of operatives have been met.
In a large, rural district, with over 50,000 subscribers, managing collections whilst implementing social distancing is a considerable challenge. However, we are satisfied that we can deliver the service, while also ensuring that no more than two operatives are in each vehicle cab at any given time.
Full details of the restart, including any changes to collection dates and payments or renewals will be confirmed shortly. Subscribers are asked not to call or email the council about their collection at this time – all will be contacted individually in due course to confirm the new arrangements.
Subscribers are also reminded that all garden waste presented for collection must be contained within your allocated bin.