Garden Waste Collections Return
A popular kerbside recycling service is returning after a short winter break.
Garden waste collections are starting up again on “green week” from Tuesday, 2 February following a six-week pause when garden growth is very slow.
Residents are being asked to present their brown-lidded containers with general rubbish by 7am.
Last year households in the borough recycled more than 10,000 tonnes of leaves, twigs, cut flowers, plants, weeds, prunings and hedge/grass cuttings. They were composted at an open windrow facility in Acton, Newcastle, and turned into a nutrient rich soil improver for local farms and other places including Trentham Gardens.
All households with a garden are entitled to one free bin. Those with larger gardens can purchase extra ones for £36 per year.
For more information – or to view your collection calendar – please visit www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk or call 01782 717717.