Residents in County Durham can now sign up for the Garden Waste Collection scheme for 2022.
The first collection from the Durham County Council service takes place in late March or early April, followed by fortnightly collections until November when the season ends.
Those who sign up will receive 17 collections at a cost of £35.
Collection calendars and stickers will be provided to residents in advance of the scheme starting following subscription. Once the scheme has started, residents who sign up to the service will receive the remaining collections before the season ends.
To sign up to the service or find out if a property is eligible, call 03000 260 000 or visit www.durham.gov.uk/gardenwaste
When residents subscribe to the service they are reminded to fix their bin sticker to the garden waste bin and put the bin out for collection by 7am on their allocated collection day.
Collection information will be available before the scheme starts and can be found by visiting www.durham.gov.uk/MyDurham and entering the postcode and property number.
Residents are reminded that the following items can go in the garden waste bin for composting and should not be used for any other waste:
- Grass cuttings
- Flowers and bedding plants
- Hedge clippings
- Small branches
Durham County Council provides garden waste collections to eligible properties in County Durham.