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Coronavirus: East Herts Council suspends brown bin collections of food and garden waste

East Herts Council is suspending the collection of brown bins containing food and garden waste – but black and blue bin collections will continue.

The authority, whose district includes Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and the Hadhams, is using its website to update residents on the latest changes to its services caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

A spokeswoman said: "To prioritise the essential collections of your refuse and recycling bins, we have taken the difficult decision from Monday March 30 to suspend the collection of your brown garden waste bin.

"For the foreseeable future, please can you now place all food waste in your black bin for collection. Your other waste collections (black bin and recycling) will be continuing as normal.

"Please continue to ensure that your bin is at the property boundary by 7am on your normal collection date."

Uttlesford District Council has also cut its garden waste collections. Both authorities have suspended their service of collecting kerbside bulky household waste.

Herts and Essex county councils have shut their household waste recycling centres on the Woodside industrial estate, off Dunmow Road in Bishop's Stortford, and Thaxted Road in Saffron Walden.

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