Published: February 9, 2011
Garden waste collections restart in Burnham-On-Sea

Sedgemoor District Council is inviting residents in the Burnham-On-Sea area to sign up to its garden waste collections in readiness for spring.

Those signing up to the scheme, which costs £40 per year, will receive 25 collections a year when their garden waste will be picked up from their homes.

The scheme is part of a subsidised project offered by the district council as one of its discretionary services.

It encourages residents to not only take pride in their gardens but also to recycle their green waste.

Customers who join the service have the option of receiving a green wheelie bin for their garden waste or garden waste sacks at a cost of £25 for 10 bags.

Letters will be sent to more than 8,500 current customers inviting them to renew their subscriptions, which start in April.

Alternatively, customers can purchase a compost bin from Somerset Waste Partnership at a subsidised price, where green waste can be composted at home.

Cllr Stuart Kingham, portfolio holder for Environment, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This service is a valuable one for many people, but it is a service that as a council we don't have to provide. However, we've listened to what our customers what and their feedback and continue to provide it at a subsidised rate, meaning that the council also puts some money towards the project."

"It is also important to recognise that there are people who don't have gardens or don't want to use this service, and it is therefore unfair that they should be expected to help fully fund this project through their council tax."

For more details about ordering the collections, call Sedgemoor District Council on 0845 408 2540 or email them at customer.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Pictured is Cllr Stuart Kingham, Sedgemoor's portfolio holder for Environment

 


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