Green collections suspended for winter

Birmingham City Council, along with many other local authorities, will not be collecting green waste during the winter season, because people tend to garden less.

The last fortnightly green waste collections will take place between 14th and 25th November. Collections will resume, on the usual allotted day, from 6th February 2012.

Black sack, paper and mixed waste recycling collections will continue as normal throughout the winter.

Councillor Timothy Huxtable, Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Regeneration, said: “With the majority of plants and trees dormant through the winter our experience shows that the demand for green collections throughout these months is minimal. It is therefore far more efficient for us to suspend the service and concentrate our resources on other areas throughout this period.”

Members of the public can still take green waste to their local household recycling centre or consider a more long term solution, such as composting their own garden waste and kitchen vegetables, by purchasing a compost bin.  

Compost bins can be purchased from or by calling: 0845 130 6090.

Real Christmas trees:

Christmas tree recycling collection points will again be available at each of our Country Parks (Lickey Hills Country Park, Sheldon Country Park, Sutton Park and Woodgate Valley Country Park) between Friday 6th January and Sunday 29th January.  

For more information about recycling, please visit the waste and recycling pages at


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