Garden Waste customers have reason to be pleased as Dorset Council will be resuming its garden waste kerbside collections from Monday 27 April.
To ensure that regular food waste, rubbish, recycling and glass collections continue with minimal disruption, the Garden Waste service was suspended shortly after Public Health England coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance was introduced. This was done to free up garden waste crews so they can cover anticipated absence in other kerbside collection services.
As household recycling centres remain closed, most residents have been highly supportive of the measures introduced around garden waste to ease pressure on front-line services, either by encouraging home-composting or keeping their garden waste to one side until the tips re-open.
Employee absence has stabilised across the workforce, waste services have been reprioritised and workers in other Dorset Council teams have been trained to support kerbside collections if necessary.