With the growing season almost over the garden waste service collections are to resume for subscribers.

Folkestone & Hythe District Council agreed with their contractors the service would be suspended in the middle of summer and cited the suspension was a result of the national shortage of HGV drivers and COVID-19 isolation requirements.

It’s reported the contractor Veolia has recruited new HGV drivers and can restart the garden waste collection service from Monday 27 September.

Letters will be sent to all subscribers advising of their scheduled week for collection.

Cllr Stuart Peall – Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Regulatory Services, Waste & Building Control – said: “I have always been clear that we did not want to restart the garden waste collection service until we were confident that it would not have to be suspended again. While we will always be exposed to external factors, a number of safeguards have been put in place by Veolia to ensure that risk is minimised.”

Cllr Stuart Peall

The council says it continues to work on how best to offer a rebate to reflect the disruption the suspension has caused.

Details of this will be shared as soon as they are confirmed.

For more information about our garden waste collection service, please visit folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/recycling-waste-and-bins/garden-waste

By Ed

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