Daventry District residents reminded to sign-up for garden waste collections

From June 4 households wishing to continue having their garden waste collected will need to sign up for the service and pay an annual fee
From June 4 households wishing to continue having their garden waste collected will need to sign up for the service and pay an annual fee

More than 3,000 households in Daventry District have now signed up to new optional chargeable garden waste collections which are launching this summer.

From June 4 households wishing to continue having their garden waste collected will need to sign up for the service and pay an annual fee of £35.

The new arrangements are part of the new 1-2-3+ Collection Service being introduced by Daventry District Council and its new environmental services partner Daventry Norse.

There have been more than 3,000 sign-ups since registration for the scheme opened on April 3.

Residents can sign-up for the service at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/gardenwaste or by calling 0345 218 5215.

The charge is being introduced as the council can no longer afford to collect garden waste on a free-of-charge basis.

Councils are not required by law to collect garden waste free of charge and not everyone uses the service.

Making it self-funding will enable the service to continue for only those who want it. As a non-essential, opt-in service, it will not be paid for by council tax.

Households are encouraged to sign up for the service before it begins on June 4, as the annual charge of £35 per bin does not change if you join after this date.

All homes that sign up will receive a tamper-proof registration sticker in time for the start of the new fortnightly service. Garden waste bins that do not display the sticker after June 4 will not be emptied.