Sign up now for our Garden Waste service – still only £30 per year!
Release date: 15 January 2018
Cotswold District Council is encouraging residents to sign up to the weekly garden waste collection scheme by 28 February to make the most of the service.
The eleventh year of the service starts on 1 April 2018, and the annual charge for a licence will continue to be £30 per green bin. Residents with a licence will also be able to empty their unwanted food waste into the green bin. Additional licences can be purchased for a further £30 each.
Alternatively, those who cannot accommodate a green wheeled bin at their property, can purchase 50 compostable brown paper garden waste bags for £30 (available from the Council’s Trinity Road offices or at the Moreton Area Centre) and they will be picked up weekly.
Residents who receive Council Tax or Housing Benefit are entitled to a 50% discount on the price of a garden waste licence.
To sign up for this service, please fill in our online form, or contact the Council’s waste hotline on 01285 623123, to make a credit or debit card payment.
To enable us to maintain the low cost of the licence fee, we are no longer accepting payments by cash and cheque because of the processing cost
Cllr Sue Coakley, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, hopes that there will be a record take-up of licences:
"We are writing to every household in the hope that we can attract even more subscribers to this excellent scheme. In my experience, residents in the Cotswolds have a great deal of respect for their environment and an extremely positive attitude towards recycling. The garden waste service has always been very well supported and we hope that freezing the price at £30 for another year will encourage even more people to take up this offer."
Garden and food waste collected through the garden waste scheme is processed on a farm locally to produce a high quality soil enhancer. This is available to purchase throughout the year from all Household Recycling Centres, including Fosse Cross, at £3.50 for a four litre sack. The quality of the material is so good that it should not be used directly as compost but rather as a conditioner to be dug in with existing soil.