Gar­den waste col­lec­tion ser­vice re­turns in spring

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views -

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.

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