Sign up now for our Green Waste service – still only £30 per year!
Release date: 28 January 2016
Cotswold District Council is hoping for a record number of residents will go green this year and contribute to the authority’s excellent waste recycling record.
The ninth year of the Council’s chargeable garden waste service starts on Wednesday 1 April and CDC is urging existing subscribers to sign up again while hoping that even more householders will follow suit. Everyone participating will help contribute to the Council’s impressive recycling/composting rate of almost 60% - the best in Gloucestershire.
Those signing up for the service for 2016-17 will have their garden waste collected weekly provided they have paid a £30 licence fee to use the green garden waste wheeled bins. They will also be able to empty their unwanted food waste into the green bin. Additional licences can be purchased for a further £30.
Alternatively, for those who cannot accommodate a green wheeled bin at their property, 50 compostable brown paper garden waste sacks can also be purchased for £30 (available from the Council’s Trinity Road offices or at the Moreton Area Centre)
Residents who receive Council Tax or Housing Benefit are entitled to a 50% discount on the price of a green waste licence.
Cllr Sue Coakley, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, comments:
"We are very grateful to our residents who recycle. The green waste service is very well supported and it would be great to see even more people signing up for it this year. We have frozen the price at £30 yet again and this represents really good value for money.
“Our garden and food waste, collected through the green bin scheme, is recycled into compost rather than going to landfill.”
DID YOU KNOW?
Every year Cotswold District residents pay £1.25 million to bury waste.
However, recycling and composting by Cotswold District residents saves almost £1.7 million on landfill tax costs every year.
All the food and green waste we collect in the Cotswolds is converted to over 242,000 bags of soil enhancer every year!
The Council’s licensed garden waste service was launched in April 2008. Garden waste placed in green bins is collected weekly for composting. Food waste is also collected weekly in Council-issued green kitchen caddies or green garden waste wheeled bins (if subscribed to the garden waste service.) Non-recyclable waste is collected fortnightly in Council-issued grey wheeled bins or beige bin bags. Paper, glass, mixed rigid plastics, cans/tins, card and cardboard are collected fortnightly for recycling provided they are placed in the appropriate Council-issued boxes and sacks. For more information, visit www.cotswold.gov.uk or contact the Council’s waste hotline on 01285 623123.