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When garden waste collections return to normal in Cardiff

Fortnightly, kerbside collections of Cardiff’s green, garden waste are to return from Monday, July 6.

Cllr Michael Michael, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Environment and Recycling, said: “Our fortnightly garden waste collections were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but I’m pleased to say normal service will now resume. I want to thank residents for their patience. They’ve been really understanding of the pressures we’ve been under.”

Residents can check green waste collection days and dates for their area from July 6here, collections should follow the pattern residents were used to before lockdown began.

The return of the fortnightly garden waste collection means that all normal kerbside collections are back in place across the city except for the glass bottle and jar pilot.

Residents living in the 14,000 homes which took part in the glass pilot are asked to continue to put their bottles and jars into their green recycling bags, rather than their blue caddy, until further notice.

To help council staff keep the streets clean residents are also being asked to use their brown food caddies for all vegetable peelings and leftover food waste, and to make sure all their recyclables are washed out before they go into their green bags for collection.

The only waste that should be put into the green wheelie-bin are leaves, grass cuttings, plant or flower cuttings or small twigs or branches.

Cllr Michael added: “There have been reports of green bags being ripped open by hungry gulls, causing rubbish to spill out onto the streets across the city. If recyclables are washed and food waste goes into the lockable caddies then it will go some way to stopping birds and animals ripping open the green bags and making a mess on your street. Lots of residents are fantastic at making sure their waste is presented the right way, but it doesn’t take much for a street to be ruined. If everyone could do their best to make sure there is no food waste in their green bags and recyclables are washed it will make a huge difference to how your streets look.”