Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Time to renew garden waste subscriptions

Craven District Council is reminding all households who subscribe to the garden waste collection service to renew their subscriptions.

In order to continue to receive the fortnightly collection service, residents need to renew their annual garden waste subscription by March 4, 2018.

Current subscribers are being sent a letter with their renewal reference number and instructions on how to subscribe for the 2018/19 period.

Residents can get more information, renew online and subscribe to the service from Monday February 5, by visiting www.cravendc.gov.uk/gardenwaste

New residents are also being encouraged to subscribe to the service, which provides a brown 240 litre wheeled bin, which is emptied every two weeks from March to November.

The annual charge will be £32.50 per licence per bin, which will cover the period up until March 31, 2019. Residents can sign up to the scheme at any time, but subscriptions must be made no later than March 4, 2018 to ensure licences are distributed in time for the first collection in early April. Subscriptions made after this date can expect to receive their licence within 14 days of making payment.

Lead Member for Greener Craven, Councillor Carl Lis, said: “The garden waste service we provide has been very successful. People in Craven do have a commitment to recycling their garden waste and this is a very convenient service for them.

“We have introduced a small increase to the price this year, from £29 to £32.50, in order to help cover the cost of the service. However it is still good value compared with other local authorities and works out at just £1.62 per collection.  

“We thank our current subscribers for their custom and hope they will continue to use the service. I would also encourage any residents who could benefit from this service to sign up – statistics show that garden waste makes up 14 per cent of the average household bin so if you have a garden, recycling really can make a difference.”

The current garden waste collections, for subscribers to the 2017/18 service, will shortly resume again after the winter break, from February 26 for Week One collections and from March 5 for Week Two collections.