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Garden waste collections 2017/18

Do you want to be in with a chance of getting your garden waste taken away FOR FREE this coming growing season?

All who registered online for the past season's collection service will shortly receive an email with details of this year's arrangements... and the opportunity to qualify as one of ten winners of a completely free service (to the value of £30, equivalent to the annual collection charge for one bin) if they make a direct debit payment agreement.

If you didn't register online last year, or want the service as a new customer, you can still be included in the draw by sending your email address to gardenwaste@boston.gov.uk providing that you sign up by direct debit.

The incentive has been introduced to encourage more to use the easiest, quickest and most economic way for the council to register those who want to take advantage of the service for the coming growing season. Please note this offer is not open to Boston Borough Council employees or elected members.

The council is keeping the charge for collection, with no increase in 2017 - at £30 for emptying a single bin plus £15 for emptying each additional bin. For those new to the service, or those requiring extra bins, there will be a one-off charge of £25 to buy each bin plus the service charge.

The service will start again on Tuesday, February 28, and run to the end of March, 2018, over 40 weeks (20 fortnightly collections) with a break over the winter period.

Cllr Michael Brookes, the council's portfolio holder for waste services, said: "This service is now well established and much appreciated and I want to thank all those who used the service last year. We are offering it again this year without any increase in cost.

"If you have a garden there are good reasons for requesting that the council makes a kerbside collection of your garden waste. While anyone can still take their own garden waste to the Slippery Gowt tip for no charge, the council's collection service means residents do not have to move dirty waste in their own vehicles.

"You can also contribute to the borough's green ethos of recycling garden waste into environmentally-friendly compost."

You can find out more at www.boston.gov.uk/gardenwaste

Last year's garden waste collections generated 5,000 tonnes of waste sent for recycling into compost.

Residents are reminded that they must not put garden waste in their green or blue bins. This will contaminate waste bound for the Energy from Waste plant near Lincoln or for recycling. Contaminated bins will not be emptied.