Garden waste collections have begun again after the usual temporary halt over the winter months.
Collections from those homes signed up to the subscription service began again on Monday 26thFebruary on one of the collection rounds (and will begin on 5th March for properties on the other collection round).
Burnley Council is also now taking subscriptions for its paid-for fortnightly garden waste service. It introduced a £30 annual subscription last May due to pressures on the council’s budget.
If you are already signed up to the service you can re-subscribe for a second year anytime from 1st March to 30th April and your collections will continue without any break in service.
Simply go to www.burnley.gov.uk/gardenwaste
- It you’re not signed up but you want a garden waste collection then let the council know and, as long as your property is on a collection round, you pay the £30 annual subscription and your collections will begin.
- 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 after 30th April.
Councillor Lian Pate, the council’s executive member for community services, said: “It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way when the garden waste collections re-start after their brief ‘hibernation’.
“More than 9,000 households signed up to the garden waste subscription service in its first year. To continue using the service we’re encouraging them, and others who might want to join, to sign up in good time.”