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10,000 people sign up for Lincoln green bin collection

There’s just under a month to go until the start of the garden waste collection service year in Lincoln, with 10,000 bins already paid for to be part of the scheme.

The City of Lincoln Council service is running for the second year, with prices frozen at £25 for the first bin – just under 50p per week.

People can renew their membership of the scheme any time before June 12 to ensure they get a full year’s service from July 1, 2014.

Renewals are accepted after that date, but immediate continuity of service cannot be guaranteed. New applications to join are accepted at any time.

The garden waste collection service accepts grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings (max 2.5cm diameter), flowers and plants, twigs (max 2.5cm diameter) and weeds.

Councillor Fay Smith, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Public Protection, said: “I’m very pleased with the response to the reminders about the garden waste collection service, and would encourage people who want to join the scheme or renew their subscription to do so as soon as possible to ensure they get a full year’s uninterrupted service.

“We were very pleased with the number of households that took part last year, and it is clear that they found it good value for money so have signed up again.”

Those who pay for the garden waste collection service 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 the 2014-15 year.

People can sign up online, or by calling the garden waste payment line on 01522 873255.

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, spread the cost by sharing a green bin with a friend or neighbour.