No increase in cost of garden waste collection in Wiltshire

No increase in cost of garden waste collection in Wiltshire

Published at 11:01am 1st April 2020.

3 minute read

For the first time in five years the cost of having a green bin remains the same.

The kerbside collection service for garden waste was introduced in 2015 at a cost of £40 since then it's risen to £50.

There was controversy last year when smaller bins were introduced.

Wiltshire Council have confirmed this year there will no price increase but the renewal process has been postponed for two months until June 15th.

That decision has been made due to the "pressure on services because of COVID-19."

Your green lidded bin will continue to be collected, provided the council's contractor has sufficient staff to maintain service delivery.

Current customers will continue to have their garden waste collected until 30th June and you should put your bin out with the red sticker as usual.

The council will contact households with details of the renewal process, if you continue then collections will carry on from 1 July.

Wiltshire Council CEOs, Alistair Cunningham and Terence Herbert, said:

"Given the challenges we're facing due to COVID-19, we have taken the decision to defer the renewal process for our garden waste collection service for two months.

"Customers who currently pay for garden waste collections will not have to do anything - the council will contact them from 15 June when details for the 2020/21 renewals process will be sent out.

"During this period, collections of garden waste will continue, provided our contractor has sufficient staff to maintain service delivery, given the risk of absence as some staff have to self-isolate."

Green bins Wiltshire Council
The renewal process for the garden waste collection has been deferred.

THANK YOU

Council chiefs have also reiterated the "fantasitc job" waste crews are doing "in challenging circumstances."

If you want to say thank you to the crews then you're asked to do so from afar and to observe social distancing at all times.

More information about garden waste renewals is available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk 

You can also find information about your household waste and recycling collection day here,

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