Revised bin collections
6 April 2020 – Update to the previous release (sent 3 April 2020):
Garden waste collections (brown bin) have been reinstated today (week commencing 6 April 2020). Renewals on the brown bin service will be extended to ensure every subscriber still gets their 25 collections. If this week is your usual collection week then it will be collected. If your usual brown bin collection week is next week it will be collected then. You can check your collection dates by visiting www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/yourbins.
Waste and refuse teams in west Norfolk are working to new advice on social distancing.
Due to smaller waste teams, food waste collection will be stopped. Food caddies will not be emptied until social distancing is relaxed. Please help the crews by putting food waste directly into your general waste (black bin or waste bags).
It will not be possible to collect side waste or garden waste that has been bagged.
Please feed any excess garden waste in to your brown bin over the next couple of collections.
Should your waste or recycling bin not be emptied on the usual day, please leave it out as we will try to collect it within the following few days.
The bin crews really appreciate your support during these challenging and unprecedented times.
Message from the Borough Council of Kings Lynn & West Norfolk
(3 April 2020)
Waste and refuse teams in West Norfolk are working to new advice on social distancing. This will affect collections from week commencing 6 April 2020. Garden waste collections (brown bins) will be reinstated but food waste will only be collected with black bin collections and not green bins.
Also, due to smaller waste teams, in some areas the collection team will need to combine the food caddy waste with the black bin waste and it will not be processed separately in the normal way. It will not be possible to collect side waste or garden waste that has been bagged. Please feed any excess garden waste into your brown bin over the next couple of collections.
We would ask if people could assist this situation by being very careful about not overbuying their perishable foods to avoid waste, and by getting creative with leftovers to reduce waste and their need to go the shops. For more tips visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com.
Residents are reminded to practice safe hygiene and to wash their hands thoroughly after they take the bin out and when they return it to their property.
Bin service changes can be found here: www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/yourbins or by following your social media channels.