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Published on Tuesday, 21st August 2018 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Householders can now sign up to Rotherhamís new garden waste collection service and get a new brown bin for their garden waste.

Any residents who wish to have their garden waste collected after the end of October will need to pay for the new service. Households can sign up now on the Council's website.

From 29 October 2018, Rotherham Council will stop collecting blue bags from the kerbside and residents should start to use their green bin for paper and cardboard recycling.

The new garden waste collection service costs £39 which includes collections through autumn and winter. Any household that signs up before 15 October will receive 15 months’ collections for the price of 12, covering 29 October 2018 until 31 January 2020 – around £2 per collection over the 15 month period.

The price covers the emptying of the brown bin every fortnight from April to October and a monthly collection from November to March, with a four-week break over the Christmas and New Year period.

From February 2019, Rotherham Council will be collecting plastic for recycling. Until then residents can recycle plastics at any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety Cllr Emma Hoddinott said: “The council is making these changes to increase the amount of waste that is recycled, whilst also bringing down the cost of running the service at a time when the council’s budget is being reduced.

“We listened to residents who said they wanted a garden waste collection service for additional months in the year, for us to remove the boxes and bags and to introduce plastic recycling at home. These changes will mean every household will have more space to recycle, more overall space in their bins than they currently have, and recycling will be made easier.”

Residents will receive further information on the changes through the post in September. In the meantime, residents can find out more:

Sign up to the new garden waste collection service

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