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Council garden waste service welcomes new customers

posted 24 Apr 2020, 06:24 by lewknorparish@hotmail.co.uk

There’s good news for people in southern Oxfordshire looking for ways to dispose safely of their garden waste. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have reopened their paid-for garden waste service to new customers.

The service has continued throughout the lockdown for existing subscribers. For a short period of time the council and waste contractor, Biffa suspended taking on new customers to prioritise the kerbside household collections while members of the waste collection crews were off sick or self-isolating.

Biffa has now built up sufficient resilience in its workforce to enable new customers to join*.

The service will also take extra garden waste (equivalent of another brown bin eg three bin bags) on the following collection weeks:

  • Vale  11-15 May
  • South 18 - 22 May

* The situation is being regularly monitored and residents should be aware that if staffing levels fall taking on new customers may need to be suspended again.