With more people discovering the joys of gardening during the coronavirus lockdown, now could be the perfect time to sign up for Mansfield District Council's garden waste service.
After a brief interruption in service due to the virus situation, the brown bin service is back up and running again.
Signing up online is quick and simple and customers can pay the £30 annual charge by direct debit or card at www.mansfield.gov.uk/gardenwaste (link opens in new window). Paying by direct debit means the service automatically renews each year.
Those with more garden waste to dispose of can buy up to three additional bins for £15.50 each per year. For those with smaller gardens or limited storage space the council can provide smaller 120-litre garden waste bins to suit your needs.
Cllr Andy Burgin, Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Leisure, said: "It’s wonderful that so many of our district’s residents have discovered the pleasure of gardening to make their homes look more attractive and to help pass the extra time they have had on their hands while we all have had to stay at home over the past few months.
“We hope this continues as we all take the small steps into the recovery phase and that residents use the council’s garden waste service to help dispose of their green waste.
“Now that garden centres are open again, residents can add the finishing touches to create beautiful gardens to enjoy during long-awaited socially distanced catch-ups with family and friends. It’s great that so many more of our district’s residents are taking pride in their gardens and helping to make Mansfield look blooming marvellous!”
Garden waste collections are fortnightly from March to November with one collection during December and no collections in January and February.
Customers just 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.
Bins should be put out by 6.30am on the day of collection and removed from the pavement no later than noon the next day.
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.
For more details visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/gardenwaste (link opens in new window).