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Lincoln garden waste collections scheme resumes

Lincoln residents who want to have their garden waste collected can now renew or join the City of Lincoln Council’s scheme.

The fee this year has been frozen at £25 for the year – around 50 pence per week.

People can renew or join the scheme anytime until June 12 to ensure they get a full year’s service from July 1.

Almost 16,000 households have signed up for the council’s paid-for garden waste service since it started in July 2013.

Applicants will be sent information and a sticker that needs to be placed on their green bin, so there is no confusion as to who has paid for 2014-15.

Anyone who doesn’t want to sign up for the service is reminded they can compost garden waste at home or take it to a household waste recycling centre.

Alternatively, the council are advising residents to share the cost of a green bin with a friend or neighbour.

You can sign up by completing the online form on the City of Lincoln Council website, or by calling the garden waste payment line on 01522 873255.

What can go in your green bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Hedge trimmings (max 2.5cm diameter)
  • Flowers and plants
  • Twigs (max 2.5cm diameter)
  • Weeds

Councillor Fay Smith, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Public Protection, said: “Since introducing the scheme last year we have been really pleased with the uptake and support for the service from the people of Lincoln.

“The money the scheme brings in goes a long way to offsetting the costs of the collections, and by freezing the price at less than 50 pence a week we believe the service remains extremely good value for money, especially compared with the alternatives.

“People can opt in to the service at any time during the year, but we would encourage anyone thinking about it to join sooner rather than later so they can enjoy the benefits of a full year’s service.”