2019 Garden Waste collections are back

The Council’s Garden Waste Collection service is back and Bassetlaw residents are now able to have their garden waste collected as part of the 2019 season.

The 2019 season of collections began in the east of Bassetlaw (Retford area) on Monday 25th February, with collections in the west of Bassetlaw (Worksop area) beginning on Monday 4th March.

More than 7,300 households have already signed up, but there is still time to subscribe and receive fortnightly collections at just £30 per season, which runs from the beginning of March to the end of November.

This 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 flowers.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said: “Our Garden Waste Collection Service continues to grow year on year and it’s great that so many people in our district have decided to recycle their garden waste.

“We hope that even more people will continue to sign up for our 2019 season and dispose of their garden waste in a more environmentally friendly way.”

Last year, almost 8,000 Bassetlaw residents helped to recycle more than 2,600 tonnes of garden waste during the Council’s 2018 season of collections – the equivalent weight of 13 Blue Whales, 10 fully loaded 40-ft shipping containers, or the London Eye with people on it.

This exceeded the total for 2017 despite a delayed start to the season due the extreme weather that brought snow and icy temperatures in March, followed by one of the hottest summers on record.

For more information, please visit our garden waste page. Alternatively, call 01909 533 533, say Environment Services and press 1 for Garden Waste Collection.


Last Updated on Friday, March 15, 2019