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Have you signed up for our new garden waste collection service?

Monday, 7th March 2016.

The new West Suffolk garden waste collection service begins from 4 April and over the next two weeks residents will receive information attached to their bins on how to sign up.

The new service, which doesn’t include food waste, will cost residents £40 for the year up to 31 March 2017.

Letters have already been sent to 76,000 households across West Suffolk. From Today (7 March) bin lorry crews will be placing information hangers on bins as a reminder of the changes and outlining what materials will be collected under the new service. Residents in Forest Heath and around Haverhill will get their bin hangers this week (7 March), while bin crews will be placing the hangers on bins around Bury St Edmunds next week (14 March).

The final collection of the current brown bin service is during the weeks commencing 21 March and 28 March. To find your exact date put in your postcode at http://maps.westsuffolk.gov.uk
Cabinet Member for Operations at Forest Heath District Council, Cllr David Bowman and his counterpart at St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Cllr Peter Stevens, said: “We are encouraging people who want their garden waste to be collected to sign up to the new service as a convenient and environmentally friendly means of treating the waste. It may be that you want to share the bin, and with it the cost of the service with neighbours and that is perfectly fine.

“We will be encouraging people to compost their food waste at home and we will be promoting some great discounts on home composters in April.
“We are also encouraging people to look at how they can cut down on food waste. According to the National Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP) the average family throws out £60 worth of food every month – that’s £720 a year that they could save simply by becoming more aware of the impact of their actions.”

Sign up for the new garden waste collection service at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/bins/gardenwaste
For ideas on how to cut down your own food waste and some fantastic recipe ideas visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com
Twitter users can get more updates and information by using the hashtag #WSgardenwaste

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