New scheme to recycle garden rubbish

Published Friday, 23 May 2014

Residents can now dispose of green waste in compostable sacks, which cost £15 for 10.

Occasional gardeners in East Northamptonshire can now sign up to a new garden waste collection service.

Alongside the wheeled bin collection scheme, East Northamptonshire Council has now launched a garden waste sack collection service which offers occasional gardeners the chance to have their waste recycled as and when needed.

Residents can dispose of grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, weeds, dead plants/flowers, prunings and leaves in the 75 litre compostable sacks, which cost £15 for 10*.

Once filled, the council will collect three or more sacks at a time from the usual refuse collection point, within 10 working days of being notified. Residents will be advised of the collection day in advance.

Chair of the Waste and Recycling Working Party, Glenn Harwood MBE, said: “If you only garden a few times throughout the year, this is a flexible, convenient and affordable way to dispose of your garden rubbish. What’s even better is that all of the green waste we collect is taken to a local composting facility to make an agricultural soil conditioner so you’re helping the environment too.”

East Northamptonshire Council also offers a fortnightly wheeled bin recycling collection of green waste for £51.50 for a year*.

For more information, please visit: www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01832 742043.

* Please note we do not accept cash at our centres. You can pay by cheque or card.

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