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Garden rubbish bins are now being collected all year round in Croydon

Garden rubbish bins are now being collected all year round in Croydon
Apr 19, 2018 Shaking Hands 0 comments
This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 18/04/2018.

Garden rubbish bins are now being collected all year round in Croydon

Each bin in the new garden waste service costs £61.50 per year, up from £60 last year.

Croydon residents can now get their garden rubbish collected throughout the year.

From this week Croydon Council is extending its garden waste collection service to a new year-round timetable.

Since 2016, for an annual fee, more than 15,000 residents have paid for a 240-litre bin which they could fill with grass cuttings or branches and it would be collected regularly between April and November.

The service is now being extended to 26 fortnightly collections all year round.

Each bin in the new garden waste service costs £61.50 per year, up from £60 last year.

Steve Iles, the council’s director of streets, said: “Last year’s £60 bin was available to householders for 16 green garden waste collections from April to November.

“Now, for £1.50 extra, council contractors will collect your green garden waste bin 26 times all throughout the year.”

The new service launched on Monday (April 16) and about 7,000 households are due to have their green garden waste bins collected this week alone.

The service operates on a 12-month rolling basis, meaning residents can join at any point in the year and renew annually.

Once collected, the green garden waste is taken to one of seven industrial composting facilities in southern England and turned into high-quality compost which farmers use to fertilise their crops.

Residents still have the alternative options of home composting or taking their waste to the borough’s household recycling centres.

To find out how to register for the green garden waste service and for more information, visit the council website here.

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