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News Garden waste collected for £40 a year


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Maidstone Borough Council’s garden waste collection service has continued to operate during the pandemic as have all waste collections.

With the weather being so warm and the need for people to stay home, the garden waste service is proving to be even more popular than usual.

For anyone thinking about joining the scheme, it costs just £40 a year to have your garden waste collected and when you sign up for the service a brown wheelie bin is delivered to your home.

The garden waste scheme operates on a two weekly system for the collection of grass cuttings, flowers, plants, hedge trimmings and pruning, leaves and small branches.

A new online payment system is now fully operational so it is easy to set up an account with a one off annual £40 payment.

Graham Gosden, Waste Manager at Maidstone Borough Council said:

“The new system is more efficient, it automatically updates our contractors collection rounds. For any existing customers whose account becomes due they will receive a letter explaining the new process and a link to the online payment form. It has reduced paper invoices, making it easier to administer the service.”

For more information on applying for a garden waste bin please visit ‘Garden Bins’ on the Waste and Recycling page on the Maidstone Borough Council website or click through the link: https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/home/primary-services/bins-and-recycling/additional-areas/what-can-i-put-in-my-bin#garden_bin


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