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Update from Wiltshire Council – garden waste, rubbish and recycling

Garden Waste
Residents are reminded to renew their garden waste collection subscription by 15th June if they want to continue receiving the service.
Existing customers should have received a unique reference number by email.  They can use this number to easily renew their subscription either online or by phone.  New customers can sign up at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/gardenwaste  or by calling 0300 456 0103.  Residents can sign up at any time during the year, but those already receiving the service should make sure they renew by 15th June to avoid any interruption to their collections.  The cost is £48 per bin for the year.  The council will not empty bins that do not have a valid sticker.  Once someone has renewed their subscription they will be sent a new sticker.  From April 2017 to February 2018 more than 28,000 tonnes of garden waster were collected from over 82,000 households.  The charge generates an income of around £3.9 million which covers the cost of the collections.  All garden waste is composted locally with people encourages to put back, grass cuttings, cut flowers, weeds, leaves, hedge clippings, twigs and small branches in the bins.  The bins cannot be used for fruit and vegetable peelings, food waste, cardboard, paper, soil and rubble or pet litter and animal waste.  

Wiltshire Council – information on garden waste poster

Recycling
From 30th July residents will continue to use their black box for glass, paper, cans and textiles and the blue lidded bin for plastic bottles and cardboard. In addition, from this date, residents will be able to recycle their plastic pots, tubs and trays and drink and food cartons in their blue lidded bins. Residents will have no change to dates when their recycling, garden waste and non-recycled waste are collected. We will continue to work with our provider, Hills Waste Solutions, to make further efficiencies and improvements to the services and collection rounds to make it easier for people to recycle at home.

Wiltshire Council – update on future waste and recycling services poster

More information and collection calendars can be found here: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-collection-days