Deadline date set to sign up for council’s free garden waste collection
Residents are being encouraged to sign up and take advantage of Wiltshire council’s new non-chargeable fortnightly collection of garden waste, due to come until operation next spring.
September 30 is the deadline day for residents to visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/gardenbin or by phoning the council on 0300 456 0102.
The garden waste collection service is part of a range of improvements to the council’s waste and recycling service, which will start to be rolled out from October. The changes mean that everyone in Wiltshire will receive the same service.
And they are also designed to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, which will dramatically reduce the amount the county’s taxpayers spend on landfill tax.
Up to 50,000 additional tonnes of waste is expected to be recycled or otherwise diverted from landfill over the next two years as a result of the changes. That will result in savings estimated at more than £3 million in landfill tax.
To find out more about the new waste and recycling collection service, including frequently asked questions visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/waste