Green waste collections resume

Householders whose gardens are littered with debris from Storm Doris are being reminded that green waste collections resume from Monday 27 February.

The service was suspended for the winter in early December for the period when there is low demand.

Following the recent bad weather, the council is starting with a full allocation of rounds for the 145,000 households who receive the service, rather than increasing them gradually as it has done in previous years.

Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “We know that the city was battered during Storm Doris and many front and back gardens will be littered with branches, bushes and other green waste, so the reintroduction of the service could not be more timely.

“We placed stickers on all bins to notify people about the date for the reintroduction of the service and anyone who is unsure can check on our website.”

The council is on target to collect over 18,000 tonnes of green waste in 2016/17 – up on the 16,378 tonnes collected the previous year.

The following items can be put in the green bin:

• Grass cuttings, hedge clippings, dead plants and weeds
• Cut flower and shrub prunings (woody waste)
• Bark, leaves and small twigs
• Branches no larger than 7.5cm or 3 inches in diameter

Green bins will not be emptied if they contain:

• Stone, concrete, timber or builders’ waste
• Glass, plastic, metal, paper or cardboard
• Plant pots, soil or turf
• Household rubbish and food waste

Bin collection dates can be found at http://liverpool.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/