Harrogate Borough Council’s green garden waste service is being suspended during the coldest winter months.
Nine per cent of the year’s total garden waste sent for composting is collected during December and February.
Green waste collections will be made up until 30 November. They will start again in the first week in March.
Garden waste can still be recycled during this period at the civic amenity sites in Harrogate and Ripon.
Councillor Phil Ireland, the council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, says that to continue collecting garden waste during the worst of the winter months doesn’t make economic sense.
Councillor Ireland added:
This winter suspension is in line with other local authorities. And because so little green waste is now being collected during these three months, our recycling and composting rate will only be slightly affected.
I would like to take this opportunity of once again thanking residents for their efforts to recycle more.
The garden waste collection will resume in week starting 4 March 2013.
All households with a garden waste bin should start putting it out again as part of their normal recycling collection week.