A brand-new garden waste collection service for South Holland is being considered as a way to make it easier for residents to recycle their garden waste.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for waste management and green spaces, said: “As well as giving us the opportunity to increase the amount of waste we recycle, we are confident a garden waste collection service would be welcomed because of its convenience and reliability.
“The service would pay for itself through a charge so that taxpayers who don’t want or need to use it aren’t paying a subsidy. The service will be great value through reducing fuel costs to residents and the sheer convenience of not having to travel to and from the West Marsh Road waste site.
“Setting up a new garden waste service requires investment in new vehicles and extra crew, which is why we are asking residents to tell us what they think and whether they will use it.”
A postcard survey is currently being distributed to all households in South Holland. One resident has already given it the thumbs up. Michael Mitchell of Holbeach St Marks said: “I think this initiative by SHDC is totally excellent and I hope that a majority of residents will fill in the card and return it. It’s Freepost!
“The suggested collection fee is £2, which is probably less than a lot of householders pay in fuel to drive to the tip and back.”
As a Freepost survey it will cost nothing to post back; alternatively the survey can be completed online at www.sholland.gov.uk/gardenwastecollectionsurvey
For more information contact South Holland’s waste and recycling team on 761161.