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The amount of brown bin garden waste collected has doubled during lockdown

Stoke on Trent council bin crews collected a total of 708 tonnes of garden waste from brown bins across the city during the first week of a two-week sweep of collections last week. The total is more than double the 352 tonnes of garden waste collected during the same week last year.

Councillor Brown said: “Our crews are putting in a lot of hard work to ensure we get to all areas of the city over the two weeks. We’re collecting twice as much garden waste, and crews are finding they are having to tip off twice as frequently.

“We ask that households continue to have patience while we complete collections this week, and to not put out bags alongside their brown bins as we cannot collect them.”

Brown bin collections will continue on Wednesday 6th May 2020 in Lightwood, Longton, Meir, Meir Park, Normacot and Weston Coyney.

A full list of the areas being collected from each day this week has been published on the council’s website – www.stoke.gov.uk/coronavirus/waste.

On Tuesday 5th May 2020 council crews have not been able to collect from nine streets that they were looking to get to: Pensford Grove, Orpheus Grove, Cheltenham Grove and Heatherleigh Grove in Birches Head; and Berwick Road, East Crescent , West Crescent, Emery Avenue and St Margaret’s Drive in Sneyd Green. Crews will return to these streets first thing in the morning on Wednesday 6th May 2020.

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