Garden Waste Service starts
We are encouraging any residents who are itching to get back into the garden, to consider joining the 24,000 households who already have a brown bin to collect and compost their garden waste.
When can I sign up?
We have opened the sign-up window for our garden waste collection service and anyone who would like to order a bin has until the 30 April to sign up.
Councillor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture Greener Kirklees, said:
“We saw a dramatic increase in the number of residents that took up garden waste collections in 2020 due to more of us spending time at home and in our gardens. Since the service began almost 24,000 households have helped us to compost over 8,000 tonnes, making a real difference to the environment.”
How much is the garden waste collection?
Garden waste collection is a paid-for fortnightly kerbside collection that runs for ten months of the year, with a winter break from December to January. For 2021 – 22 we are freezing the annual fee at £38.50. Subscribers can request up to two standard 240-litre brown wheelie bins to recycle domestic garden waste, like grass and hedge cuttings. All waste collected is composted and used as a soil improver.
When will I receive my bin?
New subscribers will receive their bin in May and their collections will start in June.
When are the collection dates?
Collections for current customers will begin again this month; and we will be contacting them about their renewal dates throughout the year. Our 2021 collection schedules are available on the council website.
You can sign up for the garden waste collection by visiting our website or through your My Kirklees Account.