Environment

Subscriptions due for garden waste collections

By Emma Gunby at

Subscriptions to Wirral Council’s kerbside garden waste collection service are due for renewal today.

For those households, which opted-in to receive the service last year, their subscription ends on 31st May and they need to let the council know if they want to continue to receive collections after 1st June.

The annual cost to receive the collections, which takes grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, weeds and flowers from outside residents’ homes using their brown recycling bin, is £40 this year – or £35 for those who renew or subscribe online. The fortnightly collection days will also remain the same.

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Councillor Bernie Mooney, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Environment, said: “Residents should subscribe now to continue receiving collections and new subscribers are welcome.

“We’d encourage people to sign up online and receive the £5 discount – if you don’t have online access at home, consider asking a friend or relative to subscribe on your behalf, or take advantage of the free IT facilities at Wirral’s libraries.

“For those people who have garden waste, but don’t want to pay for it to be collected from home, then we’d urge them to either take it to household recycling centres themselves or try to find other ways of recycling it, such as home composting.”

To subscribe to the garden waste collection services and find out more about alternatives, such as home composting, visit www.wirral.gov.uk/gardenwaste