Garden Waste Collections Start

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Almost 3,500 people in Bassetlaw have started to recycle their garden waste thanks to the Council’s new district-wide collections. The collection of Brown Bins started on Monday 27th February in the east of Bassetlaw, with bins in the west of Bassetlaw being collected from 6th March.

And despite this being the first round of collections, residents have generated more than 40 tonnes of garden waste that will be recycled into compost.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, who has also signed up for her garden waste to be collected, said:

“It’s fantastic that so many people have signed up for this new scheme at such an early stage. We have already surpassed our initial target, but would like to get past the 4,000 mark in the first year.

“We also expect to collect far more garden waste as we move closer to spring and summer and the real gardening weather comes around.

“A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to allow Bassetlaw to have their garden waste collected from outside their home. So it’s great to see collections finally start.”

Residents who wish to be part of the Council’s Garden Waste Collection scheme, or those who would like more information, can visit

It is possible to sign up for the scheme at any time and for an annual fee of just £30, the Council will be making fortnightly collections for nine months of the year between March and November. The fee includes an additional 240 litre wheelie bin, in which you’ll be able to place grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, small branches and twigs, dead plants, weeds and cut flowers. Please DO NOT place any plastic bags into the bins as these cannot be recycled and your bin may not be emptied.

Published: Friday 10 March 2017