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Green-fingered residents are reminded that they will need to renew their subscription to the garden waste collection service by 31 May.
The new subscription charge will be £37.50 per year per bin, which equates to an increase of 10p per collection.
Residents who pay for the garden waste collection by direct debit do not need to do anything. Instead, the council will collect payment of £37.50 from bank accounts on 1 April and send a new sticker by mid-May. New stickers should be placed on bins as soon as they are received.
Anyone who does not pay by direct debit can renew their subscription from 1 April onwards. Customers are advised to ensure they do not renew later than 17 May to avoid disruptions to the service. This will also allow plenty of time for the new stickers to arrive.
Renewals for customers who do not pay by direct debit can be made from 1 April onwards; either online from by visiting the council's Garden Waste page, or you can call the council by calling 01455 238141. Payments can be made by credit or debit card.
Executive Member for Finance, Councillor Keith Lynch, said:
"We have had to increase the price of the optional garden collection service due to inflation and other associated service cost rises. The new charge is still lower than other districts across the county. I still believe for this to be great value for a convenient, eco-friendly service."
For those who choose not to subscribe to the service, there are other options for disposing of garden waste including:
- Composting at home: garden waste and other material can be recycled by purchasing a low-cost compost bin from www.getcomposting.com
- Taking garden waste to a Leicestershire County Council Household Waste & Recycling Site.
For more, information contact communications by calling 01455 255630.
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