Garden Waste boosts recycling

Garden Waste boosts recycling

Bassetlaw Residents have again helped to boost the amount of garden waste that is recycled in the district and have reduced the amount of rubbish that is sent for incineration.

Last year, the District Council’s Garden Waste Service collected a total of 3,340 tonnes of grass cuttings, weeds, hedge trimmings, leaves and more from around 9,000 customers – all of which was recycled.

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

“Having a Brown Bin is more environmentally friendly and prevents a huge amount of waste going into our general waste collections. We hope that even more people will sign up for our 2020 season and experience the benefits of having your garden waste collected from your curb-side.”

The new 2020 season of collections is just over a month away and residents are being encouraged to re-subscribe or sign-up for the fortnightly collections before the end of January to ensure they receive a full season of collections.

Around 3,500 Bassetlaw residents have already signed up to collections that will start on 25th February in East Bassetlaw (Retford area) and 4th March in West Bassetlaw (Worksop area), continuing until the end of November.

This year’s subscription has been increased slightly to £32 due to the increased costs of providing the Garden Waste Service and so that more investment can be made to improve the service.

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.

The quickest and easiest way to renew your subscription is by visiting the Garden Waste page. Alternatively, call 01909 533 533, and ask for Environment Services.

Last Updated on Wednesday, March 4, 2020