Around 30,000 subscribers to Charnwood Borough Council’s garden waste scheme will be sent stickers to place on their bins to make sure they are emptied.
The stickers will be sent out from July and once the rollout is complete only brown garden bins with stickers on will be emptied.
The Council is introducing the scheme to make sure only paid-for subscriptions are collected and that the service is operating as efficiently as possible.
If you haven’t signed up for the service, you can do so at any time. It costs £28 for a 12-month subscription (when paid by direct debit), which is cheaper than the national average.
Cllr Hilary Fryer, Lead Member for Cleansing and Open Spaces, said: “The garden waste service is extremely popular and we want to make sure it is running as efficiently as possible.
“We are aware that some bins are being emptied that do not have a subscription. Some residents, often after they have moved into the borough, are unaware this is an extra service that they need to pay for. We want to tackle this and ensure there is a fair system for everyone. Please remember that in future, unless your garden bin has a Council-supplied sticker confirming you have paid for the service, it will not be emptied.”
The stickers are being sent out in phases to subscribers from July 3. The rollout is expected to take a few weeks.
For more information, visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/garden_waste_stickers
If you do not currently subscribe to the garden waste service and are interested in doing so, please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01509 634563. The scheme costs £28 a year (when paid by direct debit).