We're pleased to announce that green bin (garden waste) collections will be re-starting from next Tuesday, 10 August.
We made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend green bin collections two weeks ago due to increasing numbers of staff off work with positive COVID-19 cases and isolations. This meant our reduced workforce could focus on collecting grey, brown and blue bins.
While the pandemic is far from over, the staffing situation is now easing so we will be able to resume this service.
Residents are asked to put their bin out on their usual scheduled collection day from Tuesday 10 August onwards. If you’re unsure you can check this on our website at barnsley.gov.uk/waste.
We hope to be able to empty all bins, however there is the potential for delays and potential rescheduling. This is because bins are likely to be heavier than normal due to the service being paused for two weeks, and therefore our vehicles will fill up quicker and require more trips to unload.
If your bin is not collected, please leave it out and see details of any rescheduled collections on our website at Barnsley.gov.uk/Alerts.
If your bin is extremely heavy it may not be possible for our crew to collect it. If you find it difficult to move, please consider removing some material and either taking it to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres, or placing back in your bin for your next collection.
Cllr Chris Lamb, Cabinet spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: “While it’s been refreshing for many of us to enjoy a return to a more normal way of life recently, the pandemic and the need for isolation has continued to present many challenges.
“Our teams, like many other organisations and businesses, have been severely stretched due to the number of colleagues isolating, and have done their best to keep our most vital services going. I thank them wholeheartedly for their continued efforts.
“I’m very pleased we’re able to get garden waste collections going again and I thank residents for their patience and understanding.”