The York Council is urging residents to make the most of the final round of garden waste collections, which start on Monday (20 November).
The next fortnight is the final chance for the 67,000 homes to fill their green bins with autumn leaves, cuttings and windfall fruit, with the service restarting on Easter Monday (April 2)
Anyone who misses that last collection can still take their waste to York’s two household waste recycling centres, which remain open every day except Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
New rubbish and recycling calendars have been delivered to every household in the city over the last two months. City centre properties with St Nick’s recycling collections will receive their calendars by the end of November.
The calendars also contain details of this year’s Christmas collection arrangements – there are no waste collections on the week of Christmas Day, but every household will get an extra rubbish collection either the week before or after Christmas.
If you’ve miss-placed your calendar, you can:
- Check your dates and download a calendar at www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup
- Get free reminders to your phone or table through the One planet York app https://www.york.gov.uk/OnePlanetYorkApp
- Contact the council for a new one firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil Ferris, corporate director for economy and place, said: “This is a great opportunity to get the garden tidied in the run-up to Christmas. The Green Bins are very popular, making a big contribution to the 40,000 tonnes of waste we saved from going to landfill last year. I’d also like to remind people to that collection times are not the same every week, so please make sure that bins are out by 7am on your collection day.”
What goes in your garden waste:
|Leaves and bark|
|Grass cuttings and hedge clippings|
|Cut flowers and house plants|
|Garden plants and flowers|
|Twigs and small branches|
|Non invasive garden weeds|
|Pot plant compost|
|Straw bedding from small vegetarian pets, such as rabbits|
|Christmas trees and wreaths must be inside the bin, so please chop them up|
|Soil and rubble, coal, BBQ charcoal|
|Plastic, paper, cardboard and other packaging|
|General household rubbish|
|Food or other kitchen waste|
|Large whole branches|
|Invasive weeds such as Japanese knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Ragwort (seek advice on safe disposal from the Environment Agency)|
|Pet and animal waste from cats and dogs|