Posted on Monday 13 November 2017
Subscriptions for next year’s garden waste collection service are now open.
Last year, around 28,000 householders opted into the service and a similar number is expected next year – especially as next year’s price has been frozen at 2017 prices.
The annual charge for fortnightly garden waste collections from April to October will be £33 - but register before the end of January and you’ll receive a £2 discount.
Early sign-up also guarantees that you’ll get all 15 fortnightly collections from your kerbside when the service starts next April – something that can’t be guaranteed to latecomers due to the time it can take to process applications, issue collection packs and amend vehicle collection routes.
Cabinet Member for Communities and Volunteering, Councillor Linda Green, said: “Garden waste collections have proved extremely popular, no doubt because of the sheer convenience of having your grass cuttings and hedge trimmings taken away from the kerbside.
“There is also a lot of support for recycling in Gateshead and it’s great to see so many people choosing to dispose of their waste in this way.
“We fully understand the financial pressures which many local residents are under, so we have frozen the price for next year to ensure that as many local people as possible can continue to take advantage of this service.”
To sign up for next year’s garden waste collections, go to www.gateshead.gov.uk/gardenwaste or phone 0191 433 7000.