Changes to garden waste collections in the new year

21 December 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council will suspend its garden waste collections for a slightly longer period this year to ensure core waste collection services continue during the ongoing pandemic.

Garden waste collection is normally suspended for four weeks over the winter in the borough and this year was scheduled to happen between Monday, 14 December and Sunday, 10 January, 2021.  Recently kerbside collection service calendars have been delivered to every household in the borough confirming the four-week garden waste suspension period.

However, a decision has been taken to extend this suspension of the garden waste collection service from Monday, 11 January to Monday, 8 February, 2021. This will provide Cheshire West Recycling (CWR) with greater flexibility, to ensure that core waste and recycling collections can be maintained over the busiest period of the year, whilst mitigating the added risks presented by COVID-19.  

A scheme to assist with the collection and deposit of Christmas trees will be promoted through local charities and supported by the Council’s Street Care service.

For charity collections, Just Helping, raises money for local hospices by collecting and recycling real trees.  Find your nearest hospice to arrange a collection After Monday, 4 January, 2021 real Christmas trees can be dropped off for the Council to reuse them in parks and open spaces at:
  • Hooton Golf Club Chester Road, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, CH66 1QF
  • Whitby Park Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AQ
  • Stanney Fields Park Hinderton Road, Neston, CH64 9PE
  • Westminster Park Hough Green, Chester, CH4 8JW
  • Alexandra Park Canadian Avenue, Chester, CH2 3HH
  • Castle Park Fountain Lane, Frodsham, WA6 6SA
  • Knights Grange Sports Complex Winsford, CW7 2PT
  • Trees will be mulched for use throughout the year in your parks and gardens
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: “By extending the suspension of our garden waste collections we will give Cheshire West Recycling the resilience to cope with the added pressures caused by the on-going pandemic.”

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