REDDITCH’S expanded garden waste service is now welcoming new customers.
Borough residents can apply now to have 20 fortnightly brown bin garden waste collections between February and November next year, while stocks last.
Redditch Borough Council’s portfolio holder for environmental services, Coun Brandon Clayton, said: “It gives me great pleasure to say that more people in Redditch can sign up now to get our new garden waste collection service.
“We know many people have been waiting for this chance, and I encourage you to please act now if you want to sign up.
“This expansion for new collections that start in the spring is not unlimited, and so it will be offered on first-come, first-served basis at this time.”
The service costs £60 per year per brown bin, plus a one-time setup fee per bin of £20 which includes the new bin.
The expansion of the service to more households comes after council members voted last month to introduce a full, new garden waste service to the borough.
It will take over from and build on previous arrangements, which saw a smaller service delivered by neighbouring Bromsgrove District Council reach its maximum capacity in 2020.
Leader of the Council, Coun Matt Dormer, added: “Our teams are pulling out all the stops to be able to bring these new Garden Waste collections to lots more people in time for the spring, now that we know more about what the national rules will be on waste collections.
“We’re proud to deliver a new, expanded service that people have told us they want – and support our households to recycle even more.”
Existing garden waste customers in Redditch will be handed over to the new service and will be able to choose to continue their service, as in previous years.
Visit www.redditchbc.gov.uk/gardenwaste to sign up, or call 01527 881188 to speak to a member of the council’s Environmental Services team.