Richmondshire residents encourage to sign up for green waste service

Richmondshire residents are being encouraged to subscribe to the district council’s garden waste collection service.

District council officials say that so far more than 27 per cent of the district’s households – around 6,439 homes – take part in the scheme, which sees green waste collected from the kerbside every fortnight between February and November.

Subscription renewals for the February 2018 to January 2019 period are now due.

It costs £22 a year for the collection of one green wheelie bin with additional bins costing £15 a year.

Current subscribers should visit richmondshire.gov.uk and follow the link on the scrolling bar – or call the council on 01748 828777.

Households can join the scheme at any time during the year, but there are no discounts.

Collections of garden waste are suspended during the winter months of December, January and February apart from one collection to remove Christmas trees in January.

People not using the scheme are asked to compost their garden waste or take it to a household waste recycling centre.