With autumn leaves falling and gardening jobs coming to an end, we’re reminding customers that there are just three weeks’ worth of collections left for Bassetlaw District Council’s popular garden waste collection service in 2023.
However, it’s not too early to sign-up or re-subscribe for next years’ service with collections starting again on Monday 26 February. To ensure that you receive a full season of collections, please sign-up before 31 January 2024 to ensure you have everything you need.
So far this year, the Council’s garden waste service has helped 14,544 residents collect and recycle their garden waste. Since 27 February 2023, a total of 3,841 tonnes of garden waste have been collected. That’s a huge amount of waste that has been recycled instead of being included in general waste collections or disposed of in other ways, and there’s still three weeks of the service remaining with collections due to end after 1 December 2023.
Cllr Darrell Pulk, Cabinet Member for Energy and Environment at Bassetlaw District Council said: “Our garden waste collection service has grown again since last year, and it’s great to see more and more people becoming interested in recycling their waste.
“We thank each of our subscribed residents for disposing of their waste responsibly and hope to see even more people join the service next year, and enjoy the convenience of having their garden waste collected from the kerbside.”
The 2024 season of collections will commence on Monday 26 February, and residents are encouraged to sign-up before 31 January 2024 to ensure that they receive a full season of collections and get their garden waste packs delivered before collections begin.
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.
Each subscription includes a 240 litre wheelie which can be used for collecting grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, small branches and twigs, dead plants, weeds and flowers. Residents are advised to occasionally break up their waste once it is in the bin, to prevent it from becoming compacted and risk damaging the bin during collections.
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 Friday, February 9, 2024