Following a 2-week suspension, Thurrock council is re-introducing regular brown bin collections.
Cllr Aaron Watkins, Cabinet member for environment said: "I am pleased to announce that we are able to introduce a limited return to garden waste collections.
"Our current resources have allowed us to bring this service back following a brief two-week suspension. We ask residents to try to minimise garden waste at this time and compact what they have to dispose of as much as possible to ensure it will fit in the bin.
A new 4-weekly brown bin collection will start from Monday 20 April. This will ensure that every home has garden waste collected at least once a month.
Collections will take place in a different quarter of the borough each week. Residents will be asked to leave their brown bin out at the start of the week and then take it in again once their garden waste has been collected.
The new timetable of collections will be in the following 4-weekly schedule:
Week 1 – commencing Monday 20 April:
- Corringham and Fobbing
- Stanford East and Corringham Town
- Stanford-le-Hope West
- The Homesteads
Week 2 – commencing Monday 27 April:
- Chadwell St Mary
- East Tilbury
- Little Thurrock Rectory
- Tilbury St Chads
- Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park
Week 3 – commencing Monday 4 May:
- Chafford and North Stifford
- Grays Riverside
- Grays Thurrock
- Little Thurrock Blackshots
- Stifford Clays
Week 4 – commencing Monday 11 May:
- Aveley and Uplands
- South Chafford
- West Thurrock and South Stifford
Residents are advised that during this uncertain period, resources may be affected and are asked to check the council’s thurrock.gov.uk/household-waste-and-recycling regularly for any variations to the service.
Residents should continue to dispose of food waste in their green or grey bin during the weeks they are not expecting a brown bin collection.
The bulky waste collection service is available for residents to use. The service has not been affected by social distancing measures as it does not require any face-to-face interaction: bookings are made online and residents can leave items out on the day the collection is due to take place and crews will remove them. To book a collection, go to bulky waste.
Cllr Watkins added: "I highly recommend our bulky waste service. It is cheap, convenient and, as there is no need to meet the crews, there are no issues around social distancing."