If your New Year’s Resolution is to recycle more of your waste in 2024, Bassetlaw District Council have made it easy for you to keep that promise with their environmentally-friendly and convenient Garden Waste Collection Service.
Collections for 2024 will start from Monday 26 February, so now is the perfect time to sign up and ensure that you get all of your collections. If you sign up before the 31st January, you will be able to receive all the collections for the 2024 season.
A subscription to the service costs just £36, and includes fortnightly collections of a 240 litre wheelie bin that can be used for grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, small branches and twigs, dead plants, weeds and cut flowers. These materials are then recycled, benefitting the environment.
Last year, 13,568 subscriptions were issued, helping the Council to recycle an impressive 4,485 tonnes of garden waste. To put that into perspective, that’s around the same weight as four and a half sierra redwoods – some of the largest trees on Earth!
Whether you have used the service before or are a new customer, please sign up or renew your subscription before 31st January 2024. This is to ensure that you receive your garden waste pack before collections begin and secure the maximum number of collections available for the season.
Cllr Darrell Pulk, Cabinet Member for Environment and Energy at Bassetlaw District Council said: “By opting to use a brown bin for your garden waste, you can contribute to a more sustainable future and enjoy the convenience of having garden waste collected from the kerb, rather than needing to visit a recycling centre.
“We would like to say a big thank you to the residents that have helped us to recycle over 4,000 tonnes of garden waste generated within the district this year. We’re excited to see how much the service will achieve in 2024, and are looking forward to both new and returning customers joining us and taking advantage of our environmentally-friendly service.”
Next year’s subscription has been increased slightly to £36 due to the increased costs of providing the garden waste service, and so that more investment can be made to improve the service.
The quickest and easiest way to renew your subscription or to sign up as a new customer is by visiting the Garden Waste page at: www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/gardenwaste. Alternatively, you can call 01909 534 524 to speak to a member of the Council’s Garden Waste team.
Last Updated on Monday, February 19, 2024