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Green for go on garden waste service

Release date: 
Friday, 6 March, 2020

Green-fingered residents across Burnley borough are being encouraged to renew their subscription to Burnley Council’s garden waste collection service.

The “green” waste service will re-start after the usual winter break on the 16th/23rd March (depending on your collection round; please check your collection calendar).

Householders who are already signed up to the scheme and who want to continue the service beyond 1st May are being encouraged to renew their subscription now. They can do this online at www.burnley.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by phoning 01282 425011 and asking for streetscene.

The charge has been “frozen” again at £30 (equivalent to £1.50 a collection – 20 collections a year).

Those customers that are new to the service, can sign up now and the service will run from when payment is made until the 30th April 2021.

Households that sign up to the service will receive an orange sticker to put on their brown wheelie bin to show the collection crews that they’ve subscribed.

If you are currently subscribed but you don’t want it to continue you don’t have to do anything – the service will automatically stop from 30th April 2020. Garden waste can be taken to the household recycling centre at Heasandford industrial estate or you may wish to consider home composting.

Councillor Cosima Towneley, the council’s executive member for community and environmental services, said: “We’re starting to see a change in the weather and spring is in the air, despite recent weather events. Gardeners and those with allotments will be itching to tidy up the debris and detritus left by months of wind and water.

“Subscribing to this handy doorstep collection service helps take some of the strain out of a long day of clearing up and is well worth the subscription.”

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