Residents across Powys can now subscribe to this year’s easy, clean and simple garden waste recycling collection service, offered by the county council.
Residents are now able to subscribe to the service for this year by visiting www.powys.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by calling 01597 827465.
The annual subscription of £37, includes the hire of a 240-litre wheeled bin and fortnightly collections of your garden waste between 1 March and the 3 December. With 20 collections, the service works out at less than £2 for each full bin of material collected and recycled. A smaller 120-litre bin is available at a reduced rate for households with small gardens, or compostable garden waste sacks for those who have their residual rubbish collected in purple bags.
Residents who already benefited from using the service last year will be contacted shortly to remind them to re-subscribe for another year. Once registered for 2021, they will receive a sticker to place on their green wheeled bin to indicate to the crew that they have signed up for another year.
New subscribers to the service will have their green wheeled bin delivered by the council within 10 working days, so make sure you sign up early to benefit from all the scheduled collections starting from the beginning of March.
“It feels as though we have had a very long winter and I’m sure I am not alone in anticipating the arrival of Spring to help lift all our spirits. Once the nights begin to draw out and the weather turns finer, many of us will be keen to get out into the garden once more.
“The collection service, which costs less than £2 per collection if people subscribe now, means that residents have an easy, clean and simple way of getting rid of their garden waste, with the knowledge that it will all be recycled and turned into compost. Another great way of keeping our New Year’s resolutions to recycle more.
“Signing up to the collection service will not only mean that residents don’t have to get the inside of their cars dirty and covered in grass cuttings and twigs, but it is also a sustainable and cost-effective way of recycling your garden waste.”Cllr Heulwen Hulme, Cabinet Member for Recycling and Waste
Residents not subscribing to the service will still be able to compost their garden waste at home or take it to one of the five household waste recycling centres in Powys.