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Spring ahead by signing up for garden waste service

Spring is the perfect time to sign up to the Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s garden waste collection service. As green-fingered residents get back into their gardens, the council’s cost-effective and convenient service will collect your garden waste every fortnight from your home. Costing £60 from April for a full year, new subscribers in Basingstoke and Deane will benefit from a range of perks including: • 25 fortnightly home collections per year • Two reusable garden sacks or a 240 litre brown bin for easier use • Year-round collections, only stopping for two weeks over Christmas and the New Year period • Collection of real Christmas trees after the festive period. Customers have the option of buying a 240-litre brown wheeled bin for a one-off charge of £35. These are easier to put out for collection and offer an extra 60 litres of space compared to the sacks. Residents can have both a brown bin and the sacks if required. Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “If you’ll be busy gardening this springtime our garden waste collection service is a real bonus and good for the environment too. “It’s great value for money and saves residents from making regular trips to their local waste and recycling depot with heavy bags – saving time and reducing unnecessary car journeys. ”Our garden waste service is already popular with 14,000 people signed up for collections. If you are a keen gardener or you know someone who is, now is a great time to start getting your garden waste collected and then turned to compost to help even more gardens grow.” Find out more at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/gardenwaste Krissy Lloyd