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Liverpool’s green waste collection to resume

Liverpool’s green waste service will resume its fortnightly garden waste collection service from Monday 11th May.

Households are being asked to put out their green bins (no side waste will be taken) as per their original schedules.

The collection is a free service that is offered to 175,000 households in the city by Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd (LSSL).


It begins each February after an annual suspension over the winter, however, the decision was made by the council to suspend all further collections as of Monday 23 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Due to reduced numbers of staff – as many had been in self-isolation – LSSL was forced to prioritise the collection of household and clinical waste over green waste.


Refuse collection teams have collected waste from 279,000 bins each week, despite having reduced staff.


The service is already running at reduced capacity due to COVID-19, so residents are reminded that when the green collections resume, only the green bin itself will be collected. Additional green waste left near the bin will not be collected.

Liverpool’s two household waste recycling centres at Old Swan and Otterspool have re-opened and are offering a restricted service.

Residents are urged to use them only if absolutely necessary.

To check your collection days, visit: https://liverpool.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/bin-collection-dates/

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