Slough’s garden waste collections will run through the winter the council has announced today as it continues with plans to bring environmental services back in house from 1 December.
Garden waste collections have, traditionally, been stopped between the end of November and beginning of March, meaning any resident with green waste has had to take it to the waste and recycling centre themselves.
But with the new in-house service beginning, the green bin collections will continue throughout the winter – other than the week of Christmas and New Year.
And this means residents won’t have to request a special collection for their real Christmas tree – but can just chop off the branches into the green bin along with any other garden waste such as leaves.
Councillor Joginder Bal, cabinet member for environment and leisure said: “Though there is obviously less gardening done in winter, there are many residents who have green waste over the cold months such as fallen leaves and plant and tree cuttings and have found it frustrating or difficult to take this to the recycling centre themselves.
“Now we are taking our environmental services, including bin collections, back in house we are reinstating the winter collections for everyone signed up to the scheme.”