Garden waste collection put to bed for 10 weeks over winter

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The garden waste collection service in Cheshire East will be suspended for 10 weeks this winter to cut costs and rationalise resources.

Cheshire East Council's wholly-owned environmental services company Ansa will suspend collections of garden waste from Sunday, December 2nd, through to Sunday, February 10th, 2019.

Residents are asked to check the council's online calendar for their last collection of 2018 and their first collection of 2019.

Any green waste during this period can be taken to one of the council's household recycling centres.

The interruption applies to green waste only. Collections of normal household waste, including recyclables, will continue as normal.

Cheshire East Council, Garden Waste Collection


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Chris Wigley
Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 4:06 pm
Last Monday was the last collection for my green bin. Yet there are still leaves on the trees that are falling, some of the plants in my garden are not ready to be cut down. Whilst I support the 10 week suspension I do wonder if the timing should be later in starting and finishing
Fiona Doorbar
Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 6:02 pm
Chris I have been banging that drum since the suspension started! It would have good to have been consulted as to when we (the tax payers) would like the suspension to be.
This time of the gardening calendar is when the green bin is used the most with falling leaves and the cutting back of perennials.
If you are not able to get to the local (use that term loosely!) recycling centre I don’t know what you are meant to do with it all?! One of my neighbours has a fire which stinks but I can’t really blame them tbh.
Does anyone know how we can appeal to get the timing reviewed and moved at the end of next year??
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 21st November 2018 at 8:47 pm
@ Chris & Fiona; this has been rumbling on since green bins were introduced. If you look at the home addresses (or "life-styles") of the eight Cabinet members who run CEC, it's obvious that most of them don't clear up their own gardens, or put out the bins.