Garden Waste Collections boost recycling

Garden Waste Collections boost recycling

Over the last 10 months, Bassetlaw residents have again helped to recycle thousands of tonnes of waste by using the Council’s Garden Waste Collection Service.

This year a total of 4,097 tonnes of Garden Waste including grass cuttings, weeds, hedge trimmings, leaves and more has been collected from 12,718 customers and used for composting, instead of either being thrown in normal waste collections or being disposed of in other ways.

The service has even grown over the last 12 months, collecting an additional 146 tonnes of waste, taking it over the 4,000 tonne mark for the first time ever. That’s the equivalent of 36 adult blue whales.

Cllr Julie Leigh, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw District Council said: “It’s fantastic to see so many people getting involved and choosing to recycle their garden waste through our service. We would like to say a big thank you to those who have subscribed this year and hope to see these residents return alongside new ones in 2022.

“Having a brown bin prevents recyclable waste from entering general collections and by recycling in this way, you are directly having a more positive benefit on the environment. You are also benefitting from the convenience of having your garden waste collected from the kerbside, saving you a trip to a Recycling Centre.”

The 2022 season of collections will start again in March and residents are encouraged to re-subscribe or sign-up to the service before the end of January to ensure they receive a full season of fortnightly collections that will continue until the end of November.

This year’s subscription has been increased slightly to £33 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 or to sign-up as a new customer is by visiting the Garden Waste page on the Council’s website, Alternatively, call 01909 534 524 to speak to a member of the Council’s Environment Services team.

Last Updated on Thursday, January 6, 2022