Published Monday, 07 March 2016
GREEN-FINGERED householders in Hinckley and Bosworth are being urged to sign up for the garden waste collection service.
Householders are being asked to sign up before the beginning of April in order to ensure their garden waste bin continues to be emptied.
Last month the Borough Council voted in favour of introducing an annual charge for the popular garden waste collection service of £24 per bin per year from 1 April to 31 March 2017. This works out at 96p per collection (or £2 a month).
Starting this week, households will find information about the new service with their council tax bills, in the council’s newspaper, the Borough Bulletin, and reminders will also be fixed to everyone’s wheelie bins urging households to sign up if they wish to use the garden waste service from April onwards.
Significant financial pressures forced the council to introduce the charge for the service which was previously included within the overall council tax bill. Now only those households who opt to pay for the service will continue to receive it.
Anyone wishing to pay for the service can choose to either:
- Sign up online 24 hours a day; or
- Call: 01455 238141 Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm (4.30pm Fri) and select option 2
Upon receipt of payment, a bin sticker will be supplied which should be stuck onto the bin as the collection crews will only empty the bins displaying the correct sticker. Collection days will remain the same as at present.
Anyone who chooses not to continue to receive the garden waste service does not need to notify the council. Households can keep the garden waste bin if they wish to, but it will not be emptied from April onwards unless the annual charge has been paid.
The council will make one collection of all unwanted garden waste bins in autumn 2016. Information about this collection will be attached to refuse bins nearer the time.
Last updated: 07/03/2016 10:54
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