Good news on garden waste for some Southport residents this Saturday


Good news on garden waste for some Southport residents this Saturday

There’s good news for a number of local residents have been worried that they face a five week gap in green wheelie bin waste collections as Sefton Council brings in its new collection regime from the start of August.

According to Birkdale Lib Dem councillor Simon Shaw, around 20% of local residents were due to have had their last garden waste collection on Monday 11th July, with the next one 5 weeks later on Monday 15th August.

However the good news is that those residents are due to get an extra collection this Saturday 30th August.

“Many of those will already know about this as advisory stickers were placed on green bins earlier in July for households affected.  However some people may not have put out their green wheelie bin then, or may simply have missed them” explains Cllr Shaw.

“Only parts of Southport will get this collection – for instance most of my own Birkdale Ward, to landward of the railway line, will get it – and the best thing for anyone who is unsure is to check their collection rota at

“If that shows ‘Your current collection’ for Green 240 wheelie bin as Monday 11th July and also ‘Your future collection’ as Monday 15th August – then an extra green garden waste collection is due this Monday.”

“In recent weeks I’ve had a few of my own residents contact me to complain that they didn’t regard a five week gap in collections at the height of summer as ‘exciting’, so I’m very pleased the Council has decided to put on this extra collection.”


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