Friday, 9 December 2011


Birkdale's Councillor Simon Shaw, who is Cabinet Member Environmental on Sefton Council, has good news for local residents who missed their green garden waste wheelie bin collection last week. They will now have an additional collection just before Christmas.

Following the national strike on Wednesday, November 30, green wheelie bin collections were cancelled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week. This was done to enable grey bin collections, also missed on November 30, to be made on Thursday and Friday of that week.

Unfortunately this meant that some residents did not have their green bins emptied on their last scheduled collection before Christmas, and would not have them emptied until the green bin service resumes in mid January.

To help manage this, crews will now collect green wheelie bins on Wednesday, December 21, Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23, from properties who missed their green bin collection due to the disruption caused by the strike.

This means that only these properties will have both their grey and green wheelie-bins emptied on these particular days, if they place them out for collection.

Cllr Simon Shaw, said: "I am very pleased that it has been possible to arrange a final green wheelie bin collection before Christmas for those households who lost out because of the national strike."

"Crews did a good job in catching up on the grey bin collections in the aftermath of the strike. Unfortunately, this could only be done at the expense of those residents who were due a green collection on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of that week."
"I apologise for this inconvenience, and I know that many residents have contacted their councillors or our call centre about this problem. It has been especially awkward as that would have been their last green collection before mid-January."

"One thing I would particularly like to emphasise is that this extra green wheelie bin collection in the last week before Christmas is only for those areas which missed out because of the strike."

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