Last night, Conservative Councillors on Stockport MBC secured a comprehensive and firm agreement from council bosses to re-instate weekly green bin collections from October.
At the Stockport Full Council meeting last night, Conservative Councillors made the case for the re-instatement of the weekly green-bin collections that were stopped with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since them, William has received lots of correspondence from concerned residents about weekly green-bin collections, and the food collections which are collected at the same time.
Thanking our waste collections for their work as key workers, the motion asked the Councillor responsible for waste collection to:
- Pass on the thanks of Members to the staff and crews of TLC and Council Officers for their hard work during exceptional circumstances; and
- To reinstate a weekly green bin collection as soon as possible and during the October to December leafing season to assist residents, keep our green Borough safe and tidy and to prevent a backlog during the autumn, subject to an operationally sufficient staffing level being maintained by TLC, especially in the event of a further increase in the Covid19 infection rate or a second wave.
William said: "I am pleased that Conservative Councillors were successful in their bid to re-instate weekly green-bin collections. I know this was a concern for many. In the weeks and months ahead, we will do all we can to ensure this service is maintained, whilst protecting those workers on the front line."