Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) has responded to the extra growth brought by the advent of spring by providing extra green bin collections throughout November.
Two extra green bin services will be on offer throughout the month, in addition to the usual fortnightly collection, meaning that from Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 26, there will be a green bin collection every week in the Blue Mountains.
In a statement BMCC described the additional collections as "a gesture of goodwill to the community following a difficult year". Red garbage bins and and yellow recycling bins will be collected fortnightly as normal.
Blue Mountains mayor Cr Mark Greenhill said: "It's been a challenging year for Blue Mountains residents, following further COVID-19 lockdowns and a community still in recovery from the 2019-2020 bushfires and major flooding in 2020.
"These extra green bin services will be provided as our residents get back into their gardens after winter and start looking ahead to summer.
"While we recommend residents prepare for the bushfire season all year round, we hope that these extra collections will remind people to use the green bin service in preparing their properties for this summer bushfire season."
The Council reminded residents not to use red household bins for green waste. For more information on BMCC waste services visit bmcc.nsw.gov.au/our-household-waste-service or call the garden waste hotline 1300 769 746.