Rushcliffe Borough Council’s garden waste service is now open for new and existing customers with the price held from 2020 that gives gardeners regular green bin collections for less than 77p a week.
All can apply or re-subscribe now at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/rushcliffegw or by calling 0115 981 9911.
Residents can place grass cuttings, hedge clippings, twigs and small branches, weeds with excess soil shaken off, flowers, plants, leaves and bark in their green bins to help create a great garden in 2021.
The garden waste scheme will also help remove the need for additional trips to the tip, a great way for residents become more ‘Carbon Clever’, reducing their carbon footprint.
Households can also manage their garden waste collections with MyAccount, a one stop shop for many Council services.
It means they can sign up, pay for additional green bins for their property and check when their next green bin collection is due, all in the same place.
The authority’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods Cllr Rob Inglis said: “In line with our commitment to our valued customers last year, we have held the price of the service for this year, meaning it represents great value for money and is far cheaper than other private collection options.
“We would encourage residents to sign up using MyAccount, where not only can you manage your garden waste collection, you can report anything from a missed bin collection, to an overgrown hedge with just a few clicks online.
“The green waste we collect is subsequently recycled and reused at a site just outside the Borough in Oxton meaning it’s great for the environment too.”
The service costs £40 which entitles green-fingered residents to year-round fortnightly collections apart from a short period over Christmas and New Year and extra bins cost £25 each.
After applying to the scheme, residents will be issued with a sticker which is placed onto the rear of the bin to identify that it has been paid for to waste collection operatives.
For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions on the service please visit: https://bit.ly/2uIsQya