Wiltshire Council will be introducing a charge of £40 per year for the fortnightly collection of garden waste. The new collections will start from 15th June 2015 – free collections will continue until then.
Residents can sign up for the new collections at any time from 1st April – Wiltshire Council are encouraging people to sign up by 17th May to make sure your garden waste bin is emptied from 15th June onwards. This is an optional service; you would only pay if you would like to receive a fortnightly collection of garden waste. Garden waste bins will be emptied fortnightly, except for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.
From 1st April there are three ways you can sign up and pay for the service:
- Securely online by debit or credit card
- Over the phone by calling 0300 456 0102
- By sending a cheque for £40 made payable to Wiltshire Council to: Waste Management, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN. Please write your name, address, including postcode, phone number, and the words ‘garden waste’ on the back of the cheque.
Once you’ve signed up, you will be sent a garden waste sticker to place on your bin to help identify which households have paid. Your garden waste collection day may change, but you will be given your new collection dates before the new service starts on 15th June.
Residents who do not want to sign up can keep their bins in case they change their minds, or can ask for them to be retrieved.