Positive take-up for South Holland garden waste collection scheme

Garden waste
Garden waste

Take up for South Holland’s pilot garden waste collection scheme has been positive with well over 400 registering already – but there are still spaces available to residents.

And South Holland District Council says people should register even if their home is not on the route – because it could be extended soon to areas that show most interest.

Environmental services manager Emily Spicer told the Guardian: “Take up has been extremely positive so far.

“We are looking at extending the pilot area as soon as possible, so we encourage all households who are interested in a garden waste collection to register with us without delay”.

To register, visit www.sholland.gov.uk/gardenwaste and complete a four-step process.

Householders currently not in the pilot area can still enter details of their properties and be added to a waiting list. If you don’t have internet access you can call or pop in to the council’s customer service centre at its offices in Priory Road, Spalding.

The pilot scheme is initially only offered to 2,500 households so subscriptions will be on a first come first served basis. Once people have successfully signed up a brown wheeled bin will be delivered to them. Collections will then start in April.

The scheme will see a total of 250 daily kerbside collections on a two-week rota.

This will be split between Spalding households one week and Holbeach, Crowland, Long Sutton, Sutton Bridge, and Donington the next week.

There will be an initial charge of £49 for 24 collections a year and an initial one off charge of £15 to cover extras including delivery and lease of the bins.

Residents wishing to participate on an ad hoc basis or those living in a property which isn’t suitable for a wheelie bin can purchase paper sacks. For further information visit www.sholland.gov.uk