CORONAVIRUS - Garden waste collections to remain suspended

Published Friday, 20th March 2020

Household garden waste collections will not resume in Hartlepool as planned next month as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Hartlepool Borough Council had been due to start emptying residents' brown bins again from Tuesday April 7th following a winter break.

However, collections will now remain suspended until further notice.

The decision has been taken to ease pressure on staff resources and to try to ensure that key frontline services such as the collection of residents' green/grey bins and street cleansing can be maintained.

Tony Hanson, Assistant Director (Environment and Neighbourhood Services), said: "We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are in extraordinary times and I hope residents can understand why we have taken this decision.

“In such unforeseen circumstances, we would ask residents to consider home composting as an option. They can also still dispose of their green waste at the Council's Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Burn Road, although we would ask that they take no more than 4 bin bags (the equivalent to a standard 240-litre bin) per visit.”