Green Bin collections restart in York
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.