Autumn talks on garden waste collections in South Holland

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Residents in South Holland will have to wait until after the summer to see if a garden waste collection service has been given the thumbs-up.

Last year a postcard survey was distributed to all households in South Holland to see is residents would be willing to pay a collection fee of £2.

A business case has been prepared for a garden waste collection service for residents of South Holland.

South Holland District Council spokesman

Boston Borough Council and South Kesteven District Council already have popular garden waste collection services.

More than 8,000 households took up a new garden waste collection scheme in Boston, each paying a one-off charge of £20 per bin.

A long-standing scheme in South Kesteven had 27,000 members earlier this year.

In spite of the postcard survey, South Holland leader Gary Porter has said: “I know that of all the councils which collect garden waste not one has what we have in South Holland – a weekly collection of recyclable and other waste. I don’t believe people here would want to sacrifice that and be prepared to pay £20 extra per bin for the council to take it.”

A spokesperson for South Holland District said this week: “A business case has been prepared for a garden waste collection service for residents of South Holland. The case will be presented to members in early autumn.”

Previously...

Garden waste service idea
Porter: I’ll continue to resist garden waste collections