Garden waste consultation

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to all those who took part.

The council carried out a consultation exercise on charging for the garden waste collection service. The consultation period was from 19 September to 19 November 2017.

The decision was made by Councillors at the Prosperous Communities Committee on 5 December 2017 to suspend free collections and charge for this service. The cost of the service has been set at £35 per bin, per year. There is no limit on the number of bins at each property.

Due to reductions in Central Government funding, West Lindsey District Council have to make choices about where it must save money. Like many of our neighbouring councils, one way that savings can be made is by charging for the kerbside collection of garden waste.

The consultation analysis and Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) are available to view below.

To view all the Garden Waste Service documents and committee minutes please follow the link below. The committee item number is 77.

button | Prosperous Communities Committee meeting - 5 December 2017
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What does this mean for me?

If you would like your garden waste collected from now on, you will need to pay £35 per bin, per year. There will be no limit on the number of bins at each property.

The service is optional and people would only need to pay if they want to use the service. As an alternative, residents can take garden waste to one of Lincolnshire County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres for free, compost at home or share the cost of a green bin with their neighbour.

Follow the link below to read more about home composting.

button | Home composting