Missed bin emptying – latest from City of York Council

The Council has published its Tuesday update on missed bin emptying and recycling collections.

It reveals failings across all types of waste collection and neighbourhoods. It is no longer promising to empty bins on the next day, but is asking residnts to continue to leave their bins out.

Although COVID social distancing requirements have influenced recycling collection performance the Council blames “capacity issues” for most of the delays.

As the first collection of garden waste has been completed, the expectation was that the second lift would have been smaller. However, it maybe that residents, who stored green waste in line with Council instructions during the lock-down period, are now filling up the bins again.

It is impossible to judge whether volume is an issue unless the Council starts to publish again the tonnage of waste – by category – that it is dealing with each week.

The Councils management must provide more information on waste management including the level of demand for booking spaces at the household waste sites and the level of use of the bulky waste removal service.

Waste service reliability was already problematic before the Coronavirus crisis hit, with an unprecedented level of failed collections during the later part of 2019.

Residents deserve to know when they can expect a reliable service to be restored?

Latest waste service update

Council will be working today (Saturday) to ease collection backlog.
Continuing on Monday

“All scheduled household waste collections have been made, including waste from Wigginton, Haxby and Strensall.

We were unable to collect recycling from a number of areas due to operational restrictions to do with Covid-19.

  • Strensall
  • Haxby
  • Clifton
  • Rawcliffe

This recycling will be collected on Saturday 30 May or Monday 1 June. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.

We were unable to collect garden waste from a number of terraced areas due to the large amount to be collected and capacity issues.

  • Leeman Road
  • Huntington
  • Earswick
  • Haxby
  • Clifton
  • Skelton
  • Hessay
  • Rufforth
  • Clifton Moor

This recycling will be collected on Saturday 30 May or Monday 1 June. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.

All outstanding garden waste and recycling waste from earlier in the week has been collected”.

Council aiming to clear garden waste and recycling collection backlog today (Saturday)

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The Council says that it will work today to try to clear the backlog of waste collection in the City.

The backlog has developed due to “social distancing” issues while garden waste volumes have been very high following the recent suspension of collections.

The Council web site says, “

Latest waste service update

Friday 15 May

All scheduled household waste collections have been made, including outstanding collections from Thursday 21 May.

We were unable to collect recycling from a number of areas due to operational restrictions to do with Covid-19.

  • Strensall
  • New Earswick
  • Haxby
  • Wigginton
  • Clifton
  • Rawcliffe
  • Nether Poppleton
  • Upper Poppleton
  • Guildhall

This recycling  will be collected on Saturday 23 May. Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.

We were unable to collect garden waste from a number of areas due to the large amount to be collected and capacity issues.

  • Acomb
  • Poppleton
  • Clifton Without
  • Rawcliffe

We’ll attempt to return for these collections as follows:

  • Poppleton on the evening of Friday 22 May or Saturday 23 May
  • Acomb, Clifton Without and Rawcliffe on Saturday 23 May

Please present your containers for collection by 7.00am.

All outstanding¬†garden waste from Thursday 21 May has been collected”.