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.
Payment is made online and when people sign up arrangements are made for a brown wheelie bin to be delivered to their home.
Graham Gosden, Waste Manager at Maidstone Borough Council said:
“Our green waste collection service is very popular and is a great way to reduce trips to the tip. Giving you more time to relax and enjoy your garden, as well as reducing your carbon footprint.
“As the weather warms up and people start getting out in their gardens again it is a great way to get rid of any garden waste. All the material is composted nearby and then used at farms helping to grow local produce.
“We have recently started providing brown bins instead of green. Anyone who already subscribes to the service should keep using your green bin with yellow stripe for garden waste. However, if this bin needs replacing in the future due to damage or if it goes missing, a new brown bin will be provided.”
The service starts from when the brown bin has been delivered to the property.
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