COLLECTIONS of green bins are to restart in Oldham from Monday, September 14.

The weekly food and garden waste collections were suspended by Oldham Council due to the impact of coronavirus on the service and staff, and so that we could prioritise grey general waste bin collections.

Cllr Barbara Brownridge, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and culture, said: “Over the last few months the coronavirus has had a major impact on the service in terms of staffing levels and working practices.

“Staffing levels have now improved and we can now restart a full service, which from the number of questions we’ve received asking when we’ll do it, will be popular with residents.

“These have, and continue to be, difficult times for everyone. But I’d just like to thank our crews who have done a brilliant job supporting our communities.

“Thanks for all your understanding, co-operation and support over the last few weeks.”

Reverting back to full three weekly collection cycle will help cut waste, which is important for the environment and help to reduce costs council chiefs say

It’s also important for residents put their waste in the right bin otherwise loads may be rejected for recycling which then costs everyone, the also said

To check which bin should be put out – by 7am on your usual collection day – visit or look at your collection calendar.

For further assistance email us at or call 0161 770 6644.