HOUSEHOLDS that pay to receive garden waste collections will soon receive an email or letter from Wiltshire Council inviting them to renew their subscription by 30th June 2021.
Current garden waste subscriptions expire on 30th June and existing customers now need to renew their garden waste subscription if they wish to continue to receive the service. The cost of having garden waste collected will remain the same at £50 per bin for the year.
New customers can sign up at any time to receive garden waste collections, either online at Wiltshire. gov.uk/gardenwaste or by calling 0300 456 0103. People don’t need to contact the council if they do not wish to renew.
Sam Fox at the council said, “We are asking people to renew online if at all possible, to minimise the number of phone calls we receive and help keep our phonelines open for vulnerable residents trying to contact us.”
Once people have renewed their subscription, they will be sent a new garden waste bin sticker. Garden waste bins are emptied fortnightly except for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.
What can go in a garden waste bin: bark, grass cuttings, cut flowers, weeds, leaves, hedge clippings, twigs and small branches in the bins. What can’t go in a garden waste bin: fruit and vegetable peelings, food waste, cardboard, paper, soil and rubble or pet litter and animal waste.
Other options for composting are available if you don’t have room for a garden waste bin. Go online or call 0300 456 0102. A full waste collection calendar is available on our website.