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Spring ahead by signing up for garden waste service

News release 9899, published on 10 Mar 2021
Spring is the perfect time to sign up to the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s garden waste collection service.

As green-fingered residents get back into their gardens, the council’s cost-effective and convenient service will collect your garden waste every fortnight from your home.

Costing £60 from April for a full year, new subscribers in Basingstoke and Deane will benefit from a range of perks including: 

• 25 fortnightly home collections per year 
• Two reusable garden sacks or a 240 litre brown bin for easier use
• Year-round collections, only stopping for two weeks over Christmas and the New Year period
• Collection of real Christmas trees after the festive period. 

Customers have the option of buying a 240-litre brown wheeled bin for a one-off charge of £35. These are easier to put out for collection and offer an extra 60 litres of space compared to the sacks. Residents can have both a brown bin and the sacks if required. 

Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “If you’ll be busy gardening this springtime our garden waste collection service is a real bonus and good for the environment too. 

“It’s great value for money and saves residents from making regular trips to their local waste and recycling depot with heavy bags – saving time and reducing unnecessary car journeys.
 
”Our garden waste service is already popular with 14,000 people signed up for collections. If you are a keen gardener or you know someone who is, now is a great time to start getting your garden waste collected and then turned to compost to help even more gardens grow.”

Find out more at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/gardenwaste

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