Garden waste collections start next week – but only if you have subscribed

Garden waste collections start next week – but only if you have subscribed

Date published: 19 March 2018
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Gardening enthusiasts and residents planning a pre-spring clear up of their gardens are being urged to make use of the council’s garden waste recycling scheme.

West Lindsey District Council Garden waste service will start its fortnightly collections starting on March 26.

However, only residents who have paid for a 2018 garden waste subscription can expect to have their green bins collected from this date.

Cllr Sheila Bibb, Chairman of the Prosperous Communities Committee at the council said: “Now is best time to start clearing out your garden ready for the Spring and we are pleased to be able to offer this garden waste service for our residents.

“The service is an easier way to dispose of your grass cuttings, leaves, weeds, tree and shrub prunings, hedge clippings and much more.”

If you haven’t paid for your subscription yet there is still time, but you need to act now if you want to receive your full quota of 18 collections. If you have paid recently but your sticker hasn’t yet arrived – don’t worry, it will be on its way.

The council’s computerised system means that, if you’ve paid, you’ll be on the collection list. Each refuse collection vehicle has a complete list of properties telling them which residents have subscribed.

The computers will be updated daily with any new applications added to the round. It is really important that residents affix their sticker to the rear of their bins as described in their welcome pack.

As previously revealed, the council is the last local authority in Lincolnshire to implement a separate charge for the service. The seasonal service will cover residents from March 26 until early December, after which a new subscription will be needed. This keeps the collection period the same as it has been in recent years after councillors endorsed a majority public vote for this option.

The cost of subscription is £35 and residents can sign up online at  or by calling 01427 676676 between 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday using a credit or debit card. Phone demand is high and the Council is advising residents that it is quicker and easier to skip the queue and sign up online at their convenience.

If households don’t want to pay, or can’t afford the annual charge, composting at home is a great alternative that is low cost and also good for the environment. To order a cut-price composter, or for tips on how to make your own compost for free, visit

There is also the option to dispose of garden waste at Household Waste Recycling Centres, which is free of charge at Gainsborough, Market Rasen, Louth or Lincoln. Please visit: for further information.

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