GREEN waste collections in Middlesbrough are to continue for an extra month.
The fortnightly collections will now run until the end of November in response to warmer temperatures and a longer growing season.
Residents are reminded that green bins are for loose, unbagged garden waste only – grass trimmings, plants, flowers, branches etc – and should not be used to dispose of other items such as soil and rubble.
Any material left at the side of the green bins will not be removed – green sacks used previously and other sacks and containers will not be collected.
Residents should refer to their calendar for remaining collection days from the current schedule, while additional information on the extension will be added to the Council’s website in due course.
Garden waste can also be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Haverton Hill.
Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “We know how popular our garden waste collection service is as our collection rates continue to grow.
“This extension is in response to the later onset of colder autumn temperatures which have contributed to a longer growing season.
“We will continue to do all we can to make the service as user-friendly as possible, and I’m grateful to all our residents who are doing their bit to ensure Middlesbrough has a green and sustainable future.”
For more information on recycling visit www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/recycling
Any residents requiring a green bin or further advice and information on the disposal of green waste can call the Environment Contact Centre on 01642 726001.