Time for Warwick district residents to renew their green waste subscriptions - The Leamington Observer

Time for Warwick district residents to renew their green waste subscriptions

Leamington Editorial 26th Jan, 2024   0

GREEN-fingered residents across the district can now renew their green waste collection subscriptions.

The annual charge for the fortnightly service is £44 for each garden waste bin permit and covers collections for the 2024/25 period, with a two week break over Christmas and New Year.

Residents who have signed up for reminders or are users of the waste collection app will have already received a message to remind them to renew their subscription, however due to GDPR regulations, Warwick District Council has been unable to contact other service subscribers.

Garden waste permits can be renewed online at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by telephone on 01926 456123.

Customers can expect to receive the permit ten working days after they’ve purchased it.

Items that can go in the green bin include grass cuttings, shrub and hedge cuttings, plants, flowers, leaves, and prunings, bedding from non-meat-eating pets and twigs, branches, and small logs.

WDC’s neighourhood spokesperson Coun Will Roberts said: “Composting garden cuttings is a brilliant way to deal with your green waste, but this isn’t an option available to everyone. Last year we had an unexpected demand for garden waste permits which is why we’re offering the

renewal of these permits earlier this year.

“The garden waste subscription service provides a convenient and hassle-free way of disposing of your garden waste for as little as £1.76 a fortnight, per bin.”

Subscriptions are open all year, but the cost will remain at £44 with no pro-rata rate available.

Only green bins displaying the correct permit will be emptied.

Residents who choose not to take part in the scheme have the choice of home composting or taking their garden waste to a household waste recycling centre.

Garden waste collected from households in the district is taken to an In-Vessel Composter near Southam. IVCs treat the material and ensure that composting takes place in an enclosed environment, with accurate temperature control and monitoring.


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