Don’t hedge your bets, renew garden waste now

Don’t hedge your bets, renew garden waste now

Monday 13 June – Tens of thousands of residents are being reminded to renew their price-frozen garden waste collection.

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is sending reminders to the 56,000-plus green-fingered subscribers.

For the second year in a row, the price for the 25-collection annual service is £57.20.

Most subscribers need to renew by 4 July to ensure an uninterrupted service for the next 12 months.

For those due to renew on 4 July the reminder email or letter will arrive by the middle of June and for the first time these have been sent by SWP rather than district councils.

But there is no need to wait for the reminder, subscribers can renew now and the quickest and easiest way to sign-up again, 24/7 is online  somersetwaste.gov.uk/garden-waste-collections/

Last year, the service went stickerless, with crews using in-cab tech and real-time information to know who has subscribed and needs a collection. This makes it even more important for you to renew on time.

New subscribers can now sign-up to the service at any time of the year and will be reminded to renew roughly a month before their subscription expires.

A 10-pack of 90-litre garden waste sacks can also be ordered at a cost of £28.30, with requests for collection made online.

Customers unable to use the internet can also renew their garden waste subscription, sign-up for the service or order garden waste sack collections by telephoning their district council.

All the garden waste collected from the kerbside in Somerset – 20,000 last year – is composted within the county and turned into Revive soil condition by our contractor Biffa.

This can be bought at all 16 Somerset recycling sites, with a 40-litre bag costing £4.10 each or three for £10.25.

For more information on garden waste services, go to somersetwaste.gov.uk/garden-waste-collections.

To keep up to date with waste services, sign up for the SWP e-newsletter at somersetwaste.gov.uk or follow somersetwaste on Facebook or Twitter.