Garden waste collection service returns in spring
GARDENERS can register now for Bridgend County Borough Council’s garden waste collection service which is returning this spring.
Fortnightly collections will make it possible to recycle garden waste including plants, flowers, weeds, grass, leaves and hedge clippings.
Collections will begin from Monday, March 12, and will continue throughout the main growing season up until Friday, November 23.
Residents can sign up to the seasonal service for a cost of £28 per household, with a discounted rate of £24 for pensioners.
Once payment is confirmed, households will be supplied with two reusable sacks for their garden waste which will be collected from the kerbside every two weeks on the same day as their bin bags.
The subscription fee covers the collection of two garden waste bags. Any households who would like to be able to put out more garden waste bags each fortnight have the option of paying an additional £5 per extra bag.
Deputy council leader Hywel Williams said: “This convenient scheme is run with our recycling partners Kier and all of the garden waste collected in Bridgend County Borough is taken to local firm Cowbridge Compost and turned into a compost fertilizer.
“Just over 3,600 homes signed up for the scheme last year, which was 800 more than in 2016. With so many extra homes signing up for the scheme last year, 38% more garden waste was recycled instead of ending up in landfill.
Residents can register and pay for the scheme by calling 01656 643643.