Friday, 1 May 2020

Garden waste collection service resumes

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s garden waste collection service will resume from Monday 4 May. 

The paid-for service has been suspended since 30 March due to Covid-19, but now that staffing levels have become more stable, garden waste collection is now able to start again. 

Councillor Jim Mason, lead member for clean and green environment, said: “Thank you to all of our customers for understanding and bearing with us. I’m pleased that we are able to get the service back on track and that crews will be out, from Monday, to collect and recycle garden waste. 

 “Ensuring the wellbeing of crews, who are key workers and not immune to this terrible virus, has been - and continues to be - an absolute priority. Ubico is doing a fantastic job of managing waste and recycling collections under very difficult circumstances. 

“Thanks also to our residents who continue to show support to all of our collection crews with a 'thumbs-up' from a distance or with children’s artwork on display. It is wonderful to see and is very much appreciated by the crews.” 

Customers of the Garden Waste Club who have accumulated extra garden waste in the time the service has suspended can put extra garden waste out for collection, provided that it is presented alongside their brown bin in a sturdy bag or container – this is so it can be safely loaded into the vehicle. Crews will be unable to collect loose garden waste. This should be left for the next collection and put it in the brown bin. 

Anyone who is unsure of their bin collection day should check the collection calendar at


Please note that in the past I've used a blue or green bin to supplement the brown bin. I stick a notice on it saying "This is a brown bin" !!!

Next collection in Maisemore is thus Tuesday 12 May 2020 

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