Liverpool’s garden waste collection service is to resume from Monday 22 March.
The date is later than usual because of the Covid pandemic which has resulted in a rise in the amount of domestic waste being collected as people are spending more time at home, and staff absence due to sickness and self-isolation.
There has been a nine per cent increase in domestic waste and a 23 per cent increase in recycling during the pandemic, which has meant that Liverpool Streetscene Services has had to focus on maintaining purple and blue bin collections
Seasonal staff are now being recruited and additional waste collection vehicles have been secured to deliver the green bin service
Residents are asked to put their green bin out on their normal day from Monday 22 March.
If people have ordered a replacement garden waste wheelie bin, it will be delivered in the next few weeks.