Posted: Tue 9th Jan 2024

Flintshire residents face increased charges for garden waste collection

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 9th, 2024

Flintshire residents can now renew their garden waste collection subscriptions, though they will notice a price rise compared to the 2023 fees. The collection service starts again on 1 March 2024 and runs until 14 December 2024.

Flintshire Council is once again encouraging residents to sign up early to “take advantage” of the full collection service for the season and the “preferential subscription rate” of £35 per bin, available before 28 February 2024. After 1 March 2024, the standard rate will be £38 per bin (if not paying online). This represents a £3 increase on 2023 charges.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Regional Transport Strategy, Councillor Dave Hughes, said: “We would like to thank everyone who has previously signed up for the brown bin collection service.” “As we look forward to the 2024 season, we encourage residents to sign up early to benefit from the full collection service and reduced rate.”

“We want to make sure that we encourage more people to recycle their garden waste.” “If you have any grass cuttings, leaves, hedge clippings, twigs, bark, and small branches, these can all be placed in your brown bin.” “The bins cannot be used for fruit and vegetable peelings, food waste, cardboard, paper, soil, rubble, or pet litter, animal bedding, and animal waste.”

“All the garden waste collected is composted at the Council-operated facility in Greenfield.” “The compost produced can then be collected free of charge by Flintshire residents from one of our five Household Recycling Centres.”

Stickers

Households that have subscribed to Flintshire Council’s garden waste collection are being urged not to remove the stickers provided for their brown bins in 2022/23. The council has been using a new type of sticker, which contains an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag, for all households who subscribed to the collection service.

Households that renew their subscriptions will not receive a new sticker; the one already affixed to bins will work again, the Council has said. “If you did not sign up for the service in 2022 or 2023, a sticker pack will be sent out to you once you have subscribed to the service,” the Council added.

To subscribe online, and for more information, visit the council’s website: Garden Waste

 

 

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