New garden waste collection service

From April 2014, we will be introducing a small charge to those who want us to collect their garden waste.

This is an opt-in service. You will need to apply to receive garden waste collections.Read on for more information - or sign up now using our online form.brown bin

Why does the Council need to charge for garden waste collections?

Collecting your garden waste is a service we chose to provide to you free of charge. It is not a service we must provide free or charge – it’s what is known as a discretionary service.

We have no choice but to review what we do because of the need to make savings to balance our budget. By not collecting everyone’s brown bins from 2014 onwards, we will save about £1m.

Sign up to the service

You can sign up to the service using our online Garden Waste Service form. You can also apply and pay for the service by phone or over the counter at the Council House.

The service costs £40 for your first brown bin and £20 for each additional brown bin. Collections will run from 14th April 2014 until 21st November 2014. You will get 16 collections per year, working out at £2.50 per collection.

More information

For more information, view our frequently asked questions. This information will be updated regularly.

 

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