And another exciting milestone on our way to Christmas!
Cheshire East Council will continue to deliver a full waste and recycling collection service across the borough and is announcing its 2021 Christmas bin collection schedule today.
Ansa – Cheshire East Council's wholly-owned environmental services company – will be placing information stickers on black bins of those households whose normal collections fall on the bank holidays and advising residents of changes to their collection schedule over the Christmas and New Year period.
There will be no garden waste collections from Wednesday 22 December to Monday 3 January 2022. Collections will resume as normal on Tuesday 4 January.
Councilor Mick Warren, chair of Cheshire East Council's environment and communities committee, said: "This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for our colleagues doing such outstanding work collecting our borough's waste and recycling.
"We have faced the challenge of working in Covid times with impacts such as a higher than usual rate of employee sickness and our workforce having to self-isolate.
"There has also been a shortage of HGV drivers and an increase in the amount of waste being produced with more people working at home. All these factors combined have hit the industry hard and we are extremely grateful for the patience that residents have shown during the disruption."
As in previous years, we have started to issue our Christmas collection stickers. We would like to remind residents that collection days and changes to these dates can be found online.
Please check these new bin collection arrangements to see if collections are due to fall on the bank holidays over the festive period.
It's also important to note that it will take a few weeks to sticker bins and that not all households will be affected. "Some collections will be brought forward, and others pushed back, depending on your normal bin collection day. If space in your garden bin is limited, please put your food waste into your black bin as a temporary measure."
I would like to express my thanks to residents who have carried on recycling and also offer my thanks to our hard-working crews during these difficult times."
Please ensure your bin is out for 6.30am on all collection days.Local household waste and recycling centres will continue to stay open (except for Christmas Day) to accept garden waste and any excess household waste.
More information on Christmas and New Year bin collections can be found on the waste and recycling pages of the Cheshire East Council website.
You can also follow @CheshireEast on Twitter and download the council's Waste Watchers app from the Google Play and Apple Stores.