IT'S THAT time of year again when Wiltshire residents need to renew their garden waste collection to ensure they continue receiving the service.

Wiltshire Council's garden waste subscriptions expire on June 30.

The cost of renewing remains £50 per bin for the year.

How to renew your subscription

Residents are being asked to renew online if they can.

New customers can sign up at any time to receive garden waste collections, either online at or by calling 0300 456 0103.

Sam Fox, Wiltshire Council's director for place, said:“We are asking people not to pay by cheque unless absolutely necessary, as processing cheque payments will take longer because of the extra precautions that have been put in place to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

“However, most garden waste customers already pay online as this is the quickest and easiest way to pay. We are asking people to renew online if at all possible, to minimise the number of phone calls we receive and help keep our phone lines open for vulnerable residents trying to contact us.”

People who do not wish to renew don't need to contact the council.

What happens after you renew

Once people have renewed their subscription, they will be sent a letter within three weeks containing a new garden waste bin sticker.

When are garden waste bins emptied

Garden waste bins are emptied fortnightly except for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Click here to find out when your collection day is. 

What can go in the green waste bin

  • Bark
  • Grass cuttings
  • Cut flowers
  • Weeds
  • Leaves
  • Hedge clippings
  • Twigs
  • Small branches

What can't

  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Food waste
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Pet litter
  • Animal waste.

What happens to the garden waste

Sam Fox, the director for place, added: “All of the garden waste collected in Wiltshire is composted locally, which helps reduce pollution and also diverts waste from landfill.

“From April 2020 to March 2021 we collected more than 30,000 tonnes of garden waste from over 82,000 households in Wiltshire.

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