Newark and Sherwood District Council encourages residents to sign up for garden waste collection service
Residents can now sign up for or renew their council-provided garden waste collection service.
Newark and Sherwood District Council has invited residents to sign up for its 2024 to 2025 garden recycling service and join over 18,000 residents who are already signed up to the scheme.
For £37 the council provides a brown bin and a year-round collection service, with collections every two weeks between March and November, and monthly from December to February.
Additional bins can be added for £37 each.
The brown bin can be used to dispose of grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, small branches and twigs up to 10cm in diameter, plants and weeds, cut flowers and chopped up Christmas trees in January.
You can sign up at https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/gardenrecycling/.
Renewal letters and emails to existing customers are also to be sent out, to invite residents to continue their participation in the scheme. Once customers have renewed, they will receive a letter with the new sticker.
The service runs from April 1, 2024 until March 31, 2025.
Upon receipt of payment customers will be given a sticker to place on their bin, and only bins with stickers on will be collected.
By recycling your garden waste, residents will be helping to ensure it is disposed of as responsibly and sustainably as possible, without it ending up at landfill sites.
Keith Melton, portfolio holder for climate change at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “Our garden recycling service is a great example of how our greening initiatives can benefit both residents and the planet. Not only does it make disposing of your garden waste simpler, but it also means that waste can be recycled into nutrient-rich soil conditioner that can be used in many ways to support the environment such as in agriculture, landscaping and in some multipurpose composts.
“The warmer weather is approaching so now is a great time to start preparing your garden ready for spring, so I encourage everyone to sign up to the scheme as they start to get back out there.”