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Mar 18, 2015 #Middlesbrough
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WITH spring just around the corner, Middlesbrough residents are being reminded that green waste collections get under way again later this month.

Collections resume from Tuesday, March 31, and householders are reminded that they should use the green wheelie bins only for the garden waste.

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.

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.

Residents are urged check their recycling calendars which can be viewed and downloaded via the Council’s website to ensure they put their waste out on the correct day.

Garden waste can also be disposed of at the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Haverton Hill or using the garden waste container in the car park at Newham Grange Leisure Farm.

Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said: “The new system has resulted in a huge increase in recycling of both general household and green waste.

“Local residents are more aware than ever of the importance of recycling as much as possible, and I’m grateful to everyone for their valuable contribution to ensuring Middlesbrough has a green and sustainable future.

“We will continue to do all we can to make the service as user-friendly as possible, and I would urge all residents to download the 2015/16 calendar so they know when their collection days are.”

• The 2015/16 Refuse & Recycling calendar can be viewed or downloaded from the Middlesbrough Council website at 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.

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