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Garden Waste Scheme Huge Success

leicester

Garden Waste Scheme Huge Success

Almost 4,000 people have signed up to a new Leicester City Council garden waste collection service in its first four months.

The optional service offers a fortnightly collection of garden waste between March and October, using green wheeled bins, for an annual charge of £30.

It allows people to recycle grass and hedge trimmings, leaves, twigs and other garden waste. This is then collected and taken to a Countesthorpe farm where it composted and used.

Staff from the city council’s waste and recycling team will be visiting homes to explain the service in more detail, answer any questions and allow anyone interested to sign up for the new service.

Cllr Sarah Russell, Assistant City Mayor for neighbourhood services, said: “The new garden waste service has been really well received and we are ahead of our target for the number of people we expected to have signed up by now.

“The summer is a time when even the most reluctant gardener feels the urge for a bit of a tidy up and we want to get out and about to let people know about this new service and its benefits.”

People can register for the new garden waste service, and pay online, at leicester.gov.uk/gardenwaste