Garden Waste kerbside bin collections suspended
From the end of Friday 27 March, Dorset Council waste services (previously known as the Dorset Waste Partnership) will be suspending all Garden Waste kerbside collections.
Dorset Council have had to suspend this service until further notice to prioritise rubbish, food waste and recycling collections during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As this is a subscription service that they are currently unable to deliver, they don’t expect customers to lose out financially. Dorset Council will work out how subscribers are compensated for collections they did not receive during this disruption period and contact them directly when services eventually return to normal.
The Garden Waste team have also suspended new subscriptions to the service.
- With household recycling centres currently closed, Dorset residents are being asked to:
- Reduce or stop producing garden waste for as long as possible, including cutting grass and trimming hedges
- Store your garden waste safely until services resume
- Not place garden waste in your other household waste bins
- Please consider home composting – Dorset Council works with getcomposting.com to provide composting bins from as little as £19 (+P&P) and there are many other retailers online still delivering compost bins.
Residents are also being politely asked not to burn their waste. Those lighting bonfires are respectfully requested to consider their neighbours, who may be suffering from the virus, recovering, or have underlying medical conditions as smoke may exacerbate their problems and cause complications in their recovery.