Bin collection update – 15 January


The Leader of Barnet Council has provided an update on the progress being made in relation to the new recycling and waste collections.

cartoon image of people with bins

cartoon image of people with bins

The Leader of Barnet Council, Councillor Richard Cornelius, said: “I’m pleased to report that we have started this week on a positive note, building on the progress that we started to see last week.

“The vast majority of collections were completed to schedule yesterday and we are carrying out collections scheduled for today. We expect to complete these by the end of today.

“We will continue to build on this progress this week by doing our utmost to collect residents’ recycling and waste on the allocated days. We have brought in additional staff to help us do this.”

Refuse collections on a small number of roads in the N20, and EN5 areas, specifically flats and roads with narrow access, could not be completed yesterday. These collections have now been completed.

There were also some collections that could not be carried out yesterday in the Mays Lane area due to utilities works blocking access to bins. We will return to carry out these collections as soon as possible, when access is available.

If your bin is not collected, please leave it out at the boundary of your property and it will be collected as soon as possible. Barnet Council will be collecting real Christmas trees up until Sunday, 3 February 2019 if they are left out by residents' bins on their correct collection day.

To report a missed bin collection, please visit here