Garden bin collection service subscription renewals due

Garden bin collection service subscription renewals due

Gardeners have more time to renew their subscription to the Borough Council's garden waste collection service this year following the disruption to the service last April as a result of the pandemic.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has extended subscriptions for the 2020/21 service by two months, which means that with brown bins displaying the 2020/21 sticker will now be collected until 31 May 2021.

To ensure the service continues uninterrupted, subscriptions for the 2021/22 service can be renewed from 1 March and no later than 30 April to allow sufficient time for new bin stickers to be posted out.

The cost for 2021-2022 has increased to £30, the first price rise in five years.

The Borough Council's Director for Environment and Planning, Matthew Bowers explained: "The decision to increase the charge for garden waste collections is one of many difficult decisions the council has faced this year to help reduce the costs of providing services.

"Like many councils we have a much reduced budget from central Government and our income has reduced substantially, particularly in the last year, while our costs have continued to rise. Garden waste collection is not a service we have to provide, nor do people have to subscribe, but at just £30 per year it is an excellent, value for money service that still costs less than similar services offered by other councils around the country."

New subscriptions can be made online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by calling the council on 01455 238141. Payments can be made by either credit or debit card.

Direct debit subscribers do not need to do anything and will receive their new bin sticker by the end of April. However, direct debit payments will be collected 1 April for the service starting on 1 June.

New stickers can be put on bins as soon as they are received.

Residents who do not subscribe to the service may dispose of their garden waste in other ways including:

1. Composting at home - garden waste and other material can be recycled by purchasing a low cost compost bin from www.getcomposting.com

2. Taking garden waste to a Leicestershire County Council Household Waste & Recycling Site (see

www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling) by booking an appointment in advance.

Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 11:42 by Parish Council

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