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Garden waste winter break starts soon

Published 24th November 2021

The collection of garden waste bins will continue until Friday 10 December, breaking over winter and restarting next Spring 2022.

This means last collections will be made during the weeks commencing 29 November or 6 December, depending on the fortnightly schedule for the area.

Collections will restart again over a two-week period from 28 February 2022, people’s first green bin collection date in 2022 will depend on the fortnightly schedule for their area.

Councillor Ahmad Bostan, Sandwell council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “We are heading into our yearly winter break for garden waste next month and I want to remind residents that the remaining collections still give time to do those last gardening jobs such or collecting up the autumn leaves.

“We encourage everyone to make a note of their last collection dates and have their green bins ready before the final collection of this year.”

Councillor Maria Crompton, deputy leader for Sandwell Council, said: “We’re heading into our winter break for garden waste next month and collections will continue until Friday 10 December, allowing residents time to sort their gardens out before their final collection.

“Garden waste collections will restart in February next year, just in time for Spring.”

During the winter break, garden waste can still be recycled at the tip in Oldbury which is open seven days a week from 8am until 4pm, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. People must book their slot at the tip (the text takes you to a web link).  Car users can book unlimited visits. Alternatively, garden waste can be put in the green bin for collection when the service restarts in spring.

Residents can view the date of their last collection by entering their postcode on the bin day calendar (the text takes you to a web link).

Residents are reminded not to overfill their bins and that green bins are only for disposing of compostable waste from the garden. Soil, bags and food waste must not be placed in the green bin.

Find out more advice and information on garden waste, including tips on what you can and can't put in your green bin and advice on composting (the text takes you to a web link).

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