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Father-daughter crew members Paul and Kim are back with a festive Garden Waste announcement for Bromsgrove and Redditch residents.

Social media saw the return of the jedi-loving pair this week who went viral earlier in the year for their TikTok talents.

Filmed just before Lockdown number two, the pair are back again to let Garden Waste Customers know that for the first time, Garden Waste collections will be continuing throughout the winter and rolling into next years’ service with just a two week break (w/c 21 and 28 December) for the crews to enjoy Christmas and New Year with their families.

The service, which serves customers in both Bromsgrove and Redditch, usually ends in November and begins again in February/March but was ceased for several weeks earlier in the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The extended service aims to make up for the missed collections and support residents in making the most of their gardens and get the full value of their garden waste service for the year.

The service will resume week commencing 4 January or 11 January (depending on which collection sequence customers are on) and will run into 2021 with the renewal period remaining in February.

Cllr Margaret Sherrey, whose Portfolio covers Environmental Services, said: “It’s wonderful to see some light-hearted fun in what has been, for many, quite a dark year. A big thank you to Paul and Kim who have put their inhibitions aside to get this fantastic message out to residents. A welcome Christmas gift for all of our customers too who enjoy gardening year-round. All of our crews, garden waste and general waste, have worked extremely hard on the front line this year and we cannot thank them enough.”

The council will monitor how well used the service is during the extension this year, and if there’s enough demand will look at how this could be built into the service in future years, so please make the most of this whilst you can.

Residents who do not already have a garden waste collection but are interested in signing up for one, can contact the Environmental Services Team on 01527 881188 to discuss this with an advisor.

Residents who do not already have a garden waste collection but are interested in signing up for one, can contact our Environmental Services team to discuss this with an advisor.

More information about the Garden Waste Service is available here, and the festive video is up on our Facebook (Garden Waste Nov 2020) and Twitter (Garden Waste Nov 2020).