Waste collection schedules for Dudley late this year
DUDLEY’s waste collection schedule for the coming year is behind schedule, but borough residents will be receiving it over the next few weeks.
The Dudley Council calendars cover details of collection of gray bins (non-recyclable waste), green bins (yard waste) and recycling containers.
Residents are receiving them a little later than usual this year, the council has confirmed, after the authority’s decision to continue providing free fortnightly green waste collections from March to November.
Residents will also have the option of extending their green waste collection service from the end of the year by purchasing six additional collections – three in the fall and three in the spring.
Additional collections will cost £30 and extend the service by 12 weeks, based on a fortnightly collection service.
Councilor Karen Shakespeare, Dudley Council Cabinet Member for the Public Realm, said: “We know that calendars are useful in many households and I would like to thank people for their patience as we looked at our green bin collections.
“Many councils charge for the full green waste service, and this is an option we have explored, but after receiving more details of our government regulations, we are happy to continue as normal.
“For residents who also wish to have a collection throughout the winter months, we are also pleased to be able to offer an additional paid option and full details can be found on our website or on this year’s calendars.”
People are asked to use their black box for glass bottles and jars only, the blue bag for paper, cardboard and cardboard only and the green bag for plastic bottles, plastic food containers, aerosols , tins and cans only.
Free green waste collections will resume from March 28.
Anyone who wants additional green or blue bags or black boxes can order them online or call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.
Residents are reminded to wash their hands before and after taking out trash cans and containers for collection as well as clean trash can handles, bag handles and sides of recycling boxes to reduce the spread of Covid- 19.