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Garden waste collections - important changes

The garden waste collection service will soon be changing.Garden waste leaflet

From 5 June 2017, a charge will be introduced for the collection of garden waste and residents will be able to choose if they wish to use the service.

It will cost £30 per year for one green bin to be emptied. Householders will also be able to have additional green bins emptied at a cost of £25 each.

In April, the Council will deliver a leaflet to every household in the borough giving information about how to sign up and pay, and further details of the service.

If you come back to this page from 19 April 2017 you will be able to sign up and pay. 

The free garden waste collection service will finish on 2 June, and the new chargeable service will start on 5 June 2017. If you sign up and pay before 15 May 2017 there will be no interruption to your service.

For residents who sign up and pay, there will be no change to collection days and the Council will continue to empty green bins every two weeks. Residents who don’t use the service will be able to dispose of garden waste at the household waste recycling centres, or compost it.