Date published: 16 November 2021
Subscribers to the popular garden waste service will have the price of the collection fixed for the next two years.
The news was confirmed following a meeting of the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee in which West Lindsey District Council announced the charge for garden waste collections will go up to £39 a year per bin.
This is the first time the charge has been increased from £35 since it was first introduced in West Lindsey in April 2018. The price will now stay fixed at £39 for the 2022/23 and the 2023/24 financial years.
Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee Cllr Anne Welburn said: “This is a valued service for our residents. We do strive and will continue to offer a first class service.
“Unfortunately like most things, maintenance of the service vehicles and fuel costs have increased, effecting the overall cost of providing the service. Without this rise in fees, the service would not recover its costs in future years.”
The Council carries out 18 garden waste collections each year running from 21 March and will finish on 25 November.
Households who do not wish to use the service are reminded they can compost green waste at home, see Get Composting for further information.
Garden waste can also be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre – they are located in Gainsborough, Market Rasen or Lincoln.
Please visit Lincolnshire County Council recycling for further information.