Final Weeks for 2020 Season of Garden Waste Collections

Although the 2020 season for the Council’s Garden Waste Collection service is coming to a close, residents across Bassetlaw still have the opportunity to recycle the last of their garden waste for this year.

Residents can make a final push to recycle any garden waste they have left with the last collections for East Bassetlaw (Retford area) taking place between 16th and 20th November and the last collections for West Bassetlaw (Worksop area) happening between the 23rd and 27th November.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council, said:Each year we see an increase in the number of people using the Garden Waste Collection Service; some households even purchase more than one brown bin. This is fantastic as it means that people are taking the initiative to be more environmentally friendly and recycle their garden waste, instead of discarding it along with their general waste.

“Providing this year’s service in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic has been challenging and we would like to thank all of our customers for the patience and understanding this season.

“Despite this, we hope that even more people will experience the benefits of having their Garden Waste collected from the curb-side, resulting in even more waste being recycled across the district.”

Residents across Bassetlaw who used the Garden Waste Collection Service in 2020 have recycled an incredible 3,252.59 tonnes of waste so far this year, preventing it from being sent for incineration.

A total of 9,793 households signed up for the 2020 season of collections, including new sign-ups and renewed subscriptions. The uptake of the service this year has resulted in 366.1 more tonnes of garden waste being collected than in 2019.

You can now sign-up for the 2021 season of collections at the cost of just £32 per season (per bin). The fee includes the use of a 240 litre wheelie bin per subscription, in which you’ll be able to place grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, small branches and twigs, dead plants, weeds and cut flowers.

The service, which includes a fortnightly collection, will run from the beginning of March to the end of November. Residents are encouraged to sign-up or re-subscribe before the end of January to make sure that they receive a full season of collections.

Further information on the Garden Waste Collection service as well as how to sign-up or re-subscribe can be found at www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/gardenwaste. Alternatively, call 01909 533 533, say Environment Services and press 1 for Garden Waste Collection.


Last Updated on Tuesday, November 3, 2020