New year for Lincoln green waste collections begins

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Just over half of households in Lincoln have renewed their £25 yearly green bin collection subscription.

More than 15,500 garden waste bins have so far been paid for under the scheme in its second year, and the price has been frozen at £25 for the first bin – around 50p per week.

Anyone who hasn’t renewed their service will no longer have their garden waste bins emptied.

The garden waste collection service accepts grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings, flowers and plants, twigs and weeds.

To save money, residents can spread the cost by sharing a bin with a friend or neighbour.

Councillor Fay Smith, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Public Protection, said: “We’re pleased so many households have renewed their service, showing they have found it good value for money.

“We would encourage anyone else who thinks they may find the service useful to sign up or renew as soon as possible to get the most benefit from the scheme.”

Those who pay for the garden waste collection service will be sent 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 on the council website, 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.