Application window open for brown bin service

Kirklees Council has announced that is has opened its sign-up window for their garden waste collection services. According to their website, over 24,000 households across our area currently have a brown bin to collect their garden waste and now Kirklees Council is asking all other households to consider registering. Under the scheme which costs £38.50 per year per bin, the garden waste bin is collected every 2 weeks throughout the year, with a short 2-month break in the winter months.

Subscribers can request up to two standard 240-litre brown wheelie bins to recycle domestic garden waste, like grass and hedge cuttings. Councillor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Culture Greener Kirklees, said: “We saw a dramatic increase in the number of residents that took up garden waste collections in 2020 due to more of us spending time at home and in our gardens.

Since the service began almost 24,000 households have helped us to compost over 8,000 tonnes, making a real difference to the environment.” The sign-up window is open until 30th April 2021. Subscribers will receive their bin during the month of May ready for collections to begin in June. More information is available on the Kirklees Website at www.kirklees.gov.uk 

For those who already have a brown bin, collections will re-commence this month and Kirklees Council will be writing to all subscribers shortly to confirm renewal dates.

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