Rushcliffe Borough Council’s garden waste service is now open and takes the stress out of trips to the tip with fortnightly green bin collections.
Both new and existing customers 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 2020.
The council says that the service covers its own costs but with price increases in fuel, tyres and the need to invest in newer, more environmentally friendly vehicles and technology, a price increase has been introduced this year that will be frozen for the next three years to 2023.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance and Contracts Cllr Gordon Moore said: “The service still represents great value for money and is far cheaper than other private collection options.
“It’s easy to sign up and saves time and hassle with no trips to the tip, reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.
“All the 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.