Residents across Brighton & Hove can now sign up for a garden waste bin, as the council expands its successful garden waste collection scheme.
Since the scheme launched in April, almost 1,300 residents have signed up, paying £52 a year to have garden waste collected from their properties. To meet the growing demand, the scheme has now been extended to all homes with space to store a bin across the city.
Residents who sign-up will receive a brown garden waste bin and a calendar with collection dates for the year. The annual subscription starts on the date of the first collection. They will then be able to fill the bin with leaves, twigs, grass, plants, and hedge and tree cuttings ready for collection.
Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee said: “It’s great news that our green waste collection scheme has been so well received and I am pleased that we can now extend the scheme to many other areas of the city. “It’s all part of our commitment to provide improved, tailor made refuse and recycling services, reduce costs and help all our residents recycle more.”
For more information about and to sign-up, go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01273 292929.
The council also continues to offer cut price compost bins and food waste digesters. Visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/compost to find out more.