Council’s garden waste scheme to be offered to an extra 5,000 homes

South Holland District Council has begun expanding its popular Garden Waste Scheme, offering 5,000 more subscriptions and bins across the District. The expansion will bring the total number of collections to 15,000 around the region. The Council first outlined plans for the scheme in December 2021, with plans to introduce a third waste collection vehicle to expand its garden waste offering further.

The Garden Waste team are now working to amend collection routes to maximise the amount of households and areas in the district that can be included. Following approval from full council in January, SHDC’s third truck hit the roads on May 9 and the garden waste team has started contacting residents who have previously registered an interest in subscribing to the service. The council aims to contact all residents who have registered an interest prior to May 12 by the end of July.

:Lincolnshire Platinum Jubilee weekend bin collection dates confirmed by councils Residents who have already registered do not need to do so again, there is no need to call or re-book as their details will already be included in the expansion plans, the council said. If your details have changed since you have registered, the council say you should contact the Garden Waste team.

Any residents who have not yet registered an interest, but would like to join the popular garden waste scheme – are encouraged to do so on to ensure they are included in the expansion. The Garden Waste team aim to contact residents via email and provide a unique time-restricted authorisation link offering the opportunity to join the Garden Waste Collection Service. Councillor Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for Environmental Services, said: “Can I please encourage all those residents who are interested but haven’t yet registered their interest in the service, to please do so.

This will help us to better understand where the greatest demand is in the District and in turn how best to shape and grow our service in the future.”

Whilst waiting on the register your interest list, residents should continue to dispose of your garden waste at the local Household Waste Recycling Centre or consider home composting.

For more information, visit the council site.