With the days getting longer again, people are being urged to polish up their gardening tools and sign up for Mansfield District Council's garden waste service.
Renewals for the £30-a-year brown bin service are due now and customers are being urged to sign up and pay online by direct debit or card.
Registering for the service is quick and simple and if you already pay by direct debit, you will not have to do a thing as the service will automatically renew each year. The council will write to confirm renewal of their garden waste service contract.
Customers need to ensure they mark their brown bin clearly with their house number so that crews can identify which need emptying by using in-cab technology linked to the payment system.
New customers and those who pay by other means, will receive a letter, giving them further instructions on how to pay. They can go online at www.mansfield.gov.uk/gardenwaste and sign up for an annual direct debit payment, which is the easiest way to ensure continuity of the service from year to year. On the council’s customer portal, customers can also make a one-off payment by card.
Cllr Andy Burgin, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "This service is staying the same price as last year and is excellent value for money.
"We hope the longer days inspire people to get active and get back into their allotments and gardens. Gardening is such a relaxing and therapeutic pastime that can provide food for the soul as well as the dinner plate."
Fortnightly garden waste collections run from March to November and once during December. If you’re not sure of your collection day, you can check online by using the council’s bin days search at www.mansfield.gov.uk/bindays.
Bins should be put out by 6.30am on the day of collection and removed from the pavement no later than 12 noon the next day.
Those with more garden waste to dispose of can purchase up to three additional bins for £15.50 each per year. The council can provide 240-litre or smaller 120-litre garden waste bins. Both sizes cost the same.
From 1 April, Mansfield District Council will not be providing a garden waste service for residents in the Newark and Sherwood District Council area. People who live in this area should contact their council about this service.
Use your brown bin to recycle:
- grass cuttings
- hedge trimmings
- small branches and twigs
- cut flowers.
Do not put the following in your brown bin:
- food and kitchen waste
- garden furniture
- treated wood
- soil, bricks or rocks
- large logs
- building waste.