Garden waste collection winter suspension 2017 / 2018

The garden waste collection service will be suspended on Sunday 3 December 2017 and will resume the week beginning Sunday 11 February 2018.

Collection details

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Results of annual garden waste collection shutdown consultation

In 2014/15 Cheshire East Council undertook a consultation on the proposed annual winter shutdown for garden waste. The consultation aimed to assess views of residents about the timing of the shutdown, the length of shutdown and the preferred method of communication to residents.

Overall a total of 2,527 responses were returned from respondents across Cheshire East.

The results confirmed that:-

  • end of November – early December were the most preferred options for the shutdown period to start
  • from the success of the 2014/15 shutdown and to offer its residents the best practice it was agreed that 10 weeks would be the optimum period for a shutdown
  • it would be recommended that residents be communicated of start date and duration of the shutdown period via a sticker applied to each bin along with a press release to media channels across Cheshire East with at least one collection advanced notice so residents are able to prepare for the last collection
Summary of the consultation results


Waste and recycling is now provided by Ansa - a company owned by Cheshire East Council