Sunday, 25 March 2018

West Berks Council’s plans for charging for collecting garden waste for green bins



In summary, it is proposed that the new chargeable garden waste collection service is operated as follows:

  • To continue to receive a fortnightly garden waste collection households should subscribe online, paying £50 per year.
  • Subscribers would receive an information pack.
  • The subscription period would run for 12 months (from July to June).
  • Non-subscribers will continue to be able to recycle food in their green bin.
  • Non-subscribers’ green bins will be removed on request.
  • Non-subscribers’ bins containing garden waste will not be collected.

In basic terms the subscription pack would have a sticker for the bin and the crew will only collect bins with stickers that are on their list. 

You could still put garden waste in the black bin, but obviously that would go to an energy from waste facility and not for composting. 

At this time WBC are finalising the details of the service and will publish information about how residents can subscribe in due course.  In the meantime households can continue using the service as normal.

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