Cotswold District Council wants even more residents to go green this year and contribute to the authority’s excellent waste recycling record.
The seventh year of the Council’s chargeable garden waste service starts on Tuesday 1 April and CDC is urging existing subscribers to sign up again while hoping that even more householders will follow suit. Everyone participating will help contribute to the Council’s impressive recycling/composting rate of almost 60% – yet again one of the best in the UK.
Those signing up for the service for 2014-15 will have their garden waste collected weekly provided they have paid a £30 licence fee to use the green garden waste wheeled bins. They will also be able to empty their unwanted food waste into the green bin. Additional licences can be purchased for a further £30.
Alternatively, for those who cannot accommodate a green wheeled bin at their property, 50 compostable brown paper garden waste sacks can also be purchased for £30 (available from the Council’s Trinity Road offices or at the Moreton Area Centre)
Residents who receive Council Tax or Housing Benefit are entitled to a 50% discount on the price of a green waste licence.
Cllr David Fowles, Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, comments:
“We have a great track record for recycling thanks to our residents, and it would be great to see even more people signing up for the service this year. We have pegged the price at £30 yet again and this represents better value for money than ever.
“As we continue reducing the amount of waste which goes to landfill, we will help combat climate change and reduce the amount of infill taxes paid by residents across the county.”