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Green Bin collections restart in York

July 29, 2016 10:10 PM

Garden waste collections start again this week across York, with fortnightly green bin collections through until the end of October.

To check the date of your collection please visit: www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup

Under Cllr Andrew Waller (pictured), the Liberal Democrat Executive Member for the Environment, the Executive has reversed plans to charge for the first green bin per house - built into the council budget by Labour in February 2015. Two green bin collections over the winter have also been reinstated - these winter collections were scrapped by Labour in April 2013.

This investment is part of a wider effort to make York the Greenest City in the North. The council's long-term target is to boost the amount the city's households recycle by 5,000 tonnes taking recycling rates to over 50% which would save £500,000 in Landfill Tax.

Recycling fell from 46% in 2011/12 to 44.5% in 2014/15 under the previous Labour administration and Landfill Tax increased to £4million.