Blaby District residents looking to dispose of their garden waste can sign up to the collections service by renting a bin.
Starting from 1 April 2014, residents can choose from either a standard sized 140ltr bin at £18 per year or the larger 240ltr bin at £27 per year. This is a slight increase from the previous year.
Collections are made on the same day as refuse and recycling collections, fortnightly during the summer with monthly collections in December, January and February.
Councillor Guy Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Regulatory and Neighbourhood Services at Blaby District Council, said:
“Due to an increase in fuel costs, composting fees and bin prices, the garden bin rental prices will be increasing slightly from 1 April.
“It is a superb service and I hope people continue to make use of it. All of the garden waste collected is taken to local farms where it is composted and spread on to fields as a soil improver. This reduces transport costs and avoids the environmental impact of land filling it.”
Residents who already take part in the garden waste collection scheme will not have the new prices applied until the next invoice after 1 April, i.e. those due to receive an invoice in March 2014 will be charged at the current price.
For more information visit www.blaby.gov.uk/gardenwaste, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 272 7555.
What can I put in my garden waste bin?
• Grass cuttings
• Flowers and plants
• Small prunings
• Hedge clippings
• Leaves and bark
• Large branches
• Slabs or other rubble
• Kitchen waste e.g. fruit and vegetable peelings