Early bird discount extended for Green Recycling Scheme

By on 15/11/2013 in News

As there have been problems with the council’s website this week, the early-bird discount offer has been extended to November 22.

Green recycling in Birmingham is moving to a chargeable £35 opt-in service next year.  For those taking advantage of the early-bird discount, the charge will be reduced to £30. 

Central government funding cuts mean the city council is ending its free green waste service when the 2013 growing season ends this November.

Garden-loving households joining the scheme will receive a 240 litre wheelie bin for their green recycling, to be collected fortnightly over the 40-week growing season - equivalent to just £1.50 per collection if the early bird discount offer is used.

The use of a wheelie bin will reduce the mess associated with split sacks, help the environment by reducing the use of plastic sacks and save householders the time, effort and inconvenience of going to their local Household Recycling Centre to dispose of their cuttings, plants and weeds. Alternatively, householders can choose to compost their green recycling at home.

The new chargeable service will commence collections in February 2014, and those signing up will receive fuller details about collection days and what can be recycled closer to the start of the service.

Where properties are completely unsuitable for wheelie bins, an alternative sack collection can be provided. Households will receive 60 specially marked sacks to use during the 2014 growing season (February-November), also at an annual charge of £30 (early bird) or £35.

Composting is an alternative option, with composters available for purchase for as little as £16.98 plus £5.98 delivery via www.birmingham.getcomposting.com

To sign up to the green recycling collection service or find out more, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/greenrecycling or call 0121 303 1112.

-ENDS-

For more media information contact Kris Kowalewski on 0121 303 3621

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