Subscribers to Birmingham City Council’s garden waste service are being reminded that the final fortnight of collections for this year’s subscribers starts on Monday (November 16).
Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, said: “We are pleased more households have taken advantage of the convenient kerbside service that we offer, with this year’s sales figure at 59,000 – a 16 per cent increase on last year’s subscriber total.
“Now as we enter the final fortnightly collection cycle for 2015, I’d urge everyone who has subscribed to carry out their final bit of gardening before the winter comes so they get the best value for money from our service.”
As in previous years, the council recognises a variety of community-based groups collect fallen leaves from the highway during the autumn season. The council continues to support, encourage and thank those groups for their contribution to keeping the city clean.
On request, the council will supply all such groups with garden waste collection sacks and make appropriate arrangements for their collection, free of charge. Requests should be made through the Waste Prevention Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The council is busy making preparations for the 2016 collection season – full details including information on earlybird discounts how to subscribe will be made to coincide with the December 1 sales launch.
Outside of the collection season, or for those who do not wish to subscribe, the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will continue to offer somewhere for residents to responsibly dispose of their garden waste.
For a full list of sites, please visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/hrc
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