Edinburgh Council will suspend the collection of garden waste from this week.
In a briefing to elected members the council state staff shortages and emerging guidance on social distancing measures for collection crews means we’ve had to prioritise our key services and adapt the way we deliver them.
From Tuesday 7 April they are suspending garden waste collections until further notice.
This means the last collection of garden waste will be for bins that are due to be collected on Friday 3 April.
This will allow them to focus on non-recyclable waste (grey wheelie bins and black lidded communal bins) and food waste collections, as these could pose a health hazard if they’re not collected.
We’re writing to all customers who have a garden waste permit to explain the situation.
Residents who have registered for a permit on behalf of someone else will be contacted too and are encouraged to let the person they’ve registered for the service know.
Blue box (glass) and special uplift collections have also stopped, and our recycling centres are closed until further notice.
Once we know the full extent of the disruption, we’ll be in touch with customers to explain how they will be recompensed.
Garden waste customers should continue recycling their garden waste by using a compost bin if possible.”