Garden waste collection in Plymouth set to undergo major change

    Plymouth City Council hope to switch from bags to wheelie bins

    Garden waste in Plymouth is set to move to wheelie bins from next year.

    The Council are working on plans to switch from bags for the 2021 season.

    The local authority says "there's a lot of preparation work to do", as approximately 38,000 people currently use the service.

    The change is for a number of different reasons, including that the bags are expensive and are not always recyclable.

    The main reason is to help out staff and reduce the amount of manual lifting involved in the current garden waste collection service.

    The Council says that the benefits of this change for residents are that garden waste will be kept dry and tidy, while the bins will be easier to clean and are more robust.

    In the coming months, people will be asked to register for the 2021 service and will then be added to the bin delivery schedule order.  

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