Waste collections start

GARDEN waste collections have started for 2012, Erewash Borough Council has announced this week.

The brown bin collections got underway last week in the north of the borough for residents in Cotmanhay, Dale Abbey, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Morley, Stanley, Stanley Common, Stanton-by-Dale, Dale Abbey and West Hallam.

Collections restarted in the south of the borough for residents in Long Eaton, Risley, and Sandiacre this week.

Now that garden waste collections have restarted, the brown bins can no longer be used for kerbside recyclable waste, a council spokesman said.

Residents should put out their bins for collection before 7am on their normal collection day.