BDBC has told us that some waste and recycling services are set to resume this week, including bulky waste and garden waste collections services. There will be a staggered approach, with those services requiring the fewest staff brought back online first to ensure the existing waste, recycling and clinical waste services can be maintained for the duration of the pandemic.
Routine waste collections have the biggest impact on staffing and will remain on the current collection schedule until the council is confident the weekly service can be sustained.
Bookings for the council’s bulky waste collection service will go live on Tuesday 26 May, with collections starting the following week. Residents can request a booking online at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/bulkywaste
Deliveries of bins and glass containers to residents who have requested them will also start from this date.
Following the suspension of the service in March, garden waste customers will see a return to their fortnightly collection service from mid-June. All existing customers will receive a letter advising them of the start date and information regarding the extension of their annual subscription. No new customers can be accepted to the service at this time but this will be reviewed.