West Lindsey District Council confirms £35 garden waste collection charge

West Lindsey District Council will charge residents £35 to have their garden waste collected.

The council’s Policy and Resources Committee approved the charge at a meeting earlier this month, making West Lindsey the final district in Lincolnshire to charge for the service.

Residents who require collections will be asked to pay the charge for a fortnightly garden waste collection service which will operate between April and November.

Garden waste collection is currently funded from council tax contributions.

Residents wanting to continue to receive a fortnightly garden waste collection from April 2018 they should follow the instructions in the letters posted out in January.

It will be an ‘opt-in’ scheme, so only those residents who sign up to use the service will be charged.

For households with only small amounts of garden waste, sharing a bin subscription with a neighbour is an option.

Extra bins are also available for a cost of £35 per year and those residents who currently receive this service will receive a separate communication from the council shortly, to clarify the new arrangements.

Residents can also dispose of garden waste free of charge at household waste recycling centres in Gainsborough, Market Rasen, Louth or Lincoln.