WILTSHIRE Council has postponed the renewal for garden waste collection until June 15, due to the pressures on services caused by coronavirus.

Garden waste collection is due to continue, provided the council’s contracted has the staff to maintain the service.

Customers who have already paid will continue to have their garden waste collected until June 30.

Wiltshire Council CEOs, Alistair Cunningham and Terence Herbert said: “Given the challenges we’re facing due to Covid-19, we have taken the decision to defer the renewal process for our garden waste collection service for two months.

“During this period, collections of garden waste will continue, provided our contractor has sufficient staff to maintain service delivery, given the risk of absence as some staff have to self-isolate.

“Finally, we’d like to reiterate the fantastic job that our waste crews are doing as they deliver this essential service in challenging circumstances, and please, if you want to say thank you to our hard-working crews, please thank them or wave from afar and observe social distancing at all times.”

Residents are asked to put their bins out with the red stickers as usual and the council will contact you regarding the renewal details.

Collections will continue from July 1, 2020.