Householders from across Sheffield are reminded that they need to sign up to the popular garden waste collection service by Monday 14 April in order to receive all 15 collections.
This fortnightly service is available citywide and provides an easy way for residents to recycle garden waste from their home including grass cuttings, hedge and plant clippings, leaves and prunings. The charge for the full service is £55.80 and once signed up, residents will receive fortnightly green bin collections between April and November. The charge is the same whether the household currently has a green bin or not – a bin will be delivered where they are not currently in place.
Councillor Jack Scott, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene, said: “We realise that the disposal of garden waste is important to many residents in the city, so we have worked with Veolia Environmental Services to offer a recycling service at a modest cost that equates to just over a pound a week. This years’ service is cheaper than last year and I believe this provides good value for money at a time when we have to consider the services available very carefully against many difficult budgetary decisions.”
Householders need to join the service by Friday 11 April to receive all collections. However, they will still have the opportunity to subscribe part way through the collection season, the costs being reduced according to the number of collections remaining. From Tuesday 15 until Friday 25 April, the cost will change to £52.92 for the remaining 14 collections.
Payment can be made by cheque or card. Once payment has been made, no refunds will be made although if a resident moves house within the Sheffield boundary they will be able to take the service with them. Following payment, a collection calendar and a ‘paid for’ sticker will be delivered to stick on the bin.
Residents wanting to join or find out more information about the service should visit www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield, phone 0114 273 4567 or e-mail Greenwastesheffield@veolia.com.