Island residents are being reminded to spring into action and renew their subscription for the Council’s garden waste collection service, which runs from April 1 to March 31.
The optional fortnightly scheme will allow householders to subscribe online for a 240-litre wheeled bin or three hessian sacks to be picked up from the kerbside from the kerbside at total cost of £60 per year, working out at just over £1 a week.
Cllr Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management, said: “Let us continue making your gardening life easier by re-subscribing for your garden waste collection this year. Picked up from your doorstep, it takes the hassle out of putting heavy wet garden waste in your boot and making trips to the waste centre to dispose of it.”
Principal manager of waste and recycling, Natasha Dix, added: “Following an incredibly successful first year, we are encouraging more residents to save time on their trips to the tip by signing up again. All garden waste collected is composted locally here on the Island and contributes to our national recycling targets. If you haven’t subscribed before but aren’t sure if you will generate enough garden waste to warrant the subscription, you can always sign up first and then share the cost and load with your neighbour. Alternatively, composting at home is always a low carbon option that is great for your veg patch.”
The scheme, in partnership with Amey, is a ‘one-stop shop’ meaning householders do not have to call for collection each time. The council will accept all garden waste such as leaves, grass cuttings and sticks but not logs, rubble or soil.
There is no automatic renewal for this service, so if you want to continue receiving your garden waste collection from your home for the next year, you will need to subscribe again at www.iwight.com/GreenGardenWaste.