25/04/17: Spring online for your garden waste bin

Green-fingered residents are being encouraged to sign up for a garden waste bin before giving their garden a tidy for the spring and summer.

People who are signed up to Breckland Council's Garden Waste Collection Service have their grass cuttings, hedge clippings, leaves, shrub prunings, weeds, cut flowers, and twigs collected every fortnight for a year.

More than 20,500 Breckland residents already have a garden waste subscription and around 8,500 tonnes of garden waste collected by the council's service was sent to local composting sites last year.

Cllr Paul Claussen, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Place, commented: "The Garden Waste service proves very useful for thousands of our residents as it provides an easy way to dispose of grass cuttings and plant prunings during the growing seasons.

"The brown bins are collected throughout the year, so the service also brings benefits later when removing fallen leaves in the autumn and tidying the garden in the winter."

People who want to sign up to the service, as well as those looking to renew an existing subscription, can do so online in just a few simple steps on Breckland Council's website. It only takes a few minutes and people can pay securely using a debit or credit card.

The annual Garden Waste Collection Service subscription is £44 per standard sized bin and collections are fortnightly throughout the year. For more information and to sign up online, go to: www.breckland.gov.uk/gardenwaste.