Broxtowe residents are being reminded to subscribe early to the 2017/18 garden waste service to ensure their collections continue seamlessly into the new subscription period.
2017/18 subscription letters will be delivered to households in the Borough over the next three weeks. The current subscription year ends on 2nd April and new prices for the upcoming year (3rd April 2017- 1st April 2018 inclusive) are as follows:
- £31 for 1 brown lidded bin
- £12 for each additional bin
Unfortunately the annual subscription fee has had to increase by £1 due to the rising costs associated with providing the collection service. In order to reduce collection costs and keep any price increase to an absolute minimum the collection frequency will change to monthly between the winter months of December to February inclusive. Historically this is when the amount of garden waste collected reduces by more than half. Therefore residents should still be able to put all their garden waste in the brown lidded bin and not be affected by a monthly collection frequency. Customers will receive a calendar detailing their winter monthly collections in November 2017.
The Council’s garden waste service offers many benefits for residents including all year round collections, a sustainable, environmentally friendly alternative for garden waste disposal and avoids costly, time consuming visits to the local Household Waste and Recycling sites.
Residents can pay for their subscription in the following ways:
- Online – The quickest and easiest way to pay for a subscription is online by visiting www.broxtowe.gov.uk/gardenwasteform
- Telephone – For single bin payments only using a debit card call FREEPHONE 0800 952 0040 select option ‘8’ and enter the Subscription Reference Number which can be found on the front of the renewal letter that residents will receive shortly (Call charges for mobile networks may apply). For single and multiple bin payments using a credit or debit card call 0115 917 7777 select option ‘4’ followed by option ‘1’.
For full details of the waste and recycling collections schemes contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777, email email@example.com, visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/recycling or subscribe to the Council’s ‘Email Me’ service to receive monthly gardening tips and updates on waste and recycling.