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Garden waste collections restart – Tues. April 17th

March 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Published March 16, 2012.

Durham County Council will resume collections of garden waste from Tuesday, 17 April.

Householders who are part of the collection scheme will receive a calendar during the coming weeks showing their specific collection dates.

Collections may not match rubbish or recycling collection days, so residents are asked to check the calendar carefully before leaving their garden waste out for collection.

The following items can all be placed in the garden waste bin:

Small branches
Grass cuttings
Hedge clippings

Oliver Sherratt, Durham County Council’s head of direct services, said: “Last year, we collected more than 22,000 tonnes of garden waste from our kerbside collections, showing what a valuable service this is to residents.”

The county council collects garden waste from homes in the Durham City, East Durham, Derwentside, Wear Valley, Chester-le-Street and Sedgefield areas.

Collections in the Teesdale area, which are carried out by Rotters, are due to restart on 26 March.

For more information about Durham County Council’s garden waste collections call
03000 26 1000.

Bins should be left out by 7am on the specified collection day.

via Press Release-Durham County Council.