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10,000 new subscribers sign up to the Buckinghamshire Council garden waste collection service

| August 20, 2022

Over 10,000 new subscribers have already signed up and paid an annual fee for Buckinghamshire Council’s garden waste collection service.

88.84% of all garden waste collection service sign ups from the former Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe district areas were actioned online (data is accurate for records held between Friday 1st July 2022 and Thursday 11th August 2022).

The uptake of subscribers is a result of Buckinghamshire Council introducing a single ‘opt in’ chargeable garden waste collection service for all residents in the county. This means that those who have previously received free collections of garden waste will now have to subscribe to the service and pay an annual fee to continue receiving collections from Monday 26th September 2022.

Over 56,000 households in the southern part of Buckinghamshire already pay the £50 annual subscription to have their garden waste collected – making it an opt-in service for all residents will mean that only those who use it pay.

For those who currently receive garden waste collections but are not subscribed and do not wish to subscribe to the chargeable service, last collections of garden waste will take place on the weeks commencing either Monday 12th September 2022 or Monday 19th September 2022.

Residents who do not wish to sign up and benefit from fortnightly kerbside collections are reminded that garden waste can continue to be taken to one of Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centres where it will be recycled free of charge.

Aligning charges for Buckinghamshire Council’s garden waste collection service will ensure parity across all areas and all Buckinghamshire residents are treated equally.

Councils are not required by law to collect garden waste free of charge and not everyone uses the service. Making it an opt-in chargeable garden waste service is an important way to prioritise essential council services and ensures only those who use the service, pay for the service.

As part of the chargeable garden waste service, all subscribers will be provided with a sticker displaying the property address to attach to the bin – this enables crews to easily identify which bins are eligible for collection. If not already subscribed, residents can continue to sign up at any time for the chargeable garden waste service.

Please note, not all subscription stickers will arrive prior to Monday 26th September 2022 but all garden waste bins with a valid paid-for subscription will be collected and emptied after this date.

Further information out more about garden waste collection service can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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