If you’re passionate about gardening and need somewhere to put all your grass clippings, plants and weeds, you can now sign up to BCP Council’s garden waste collection service for 2021.
The service, which runs fortnightly from 15 February – 17 December 2021, was temporarily suspended during the Covid-19 lockdown in order for the council to redeploy staff and prioritise essential waste and recycling collections to ensure these could continue. Fortunately, the service was only suspended for one month and became operational much sooner than anticipated with residents only missing two collections.
To make up for these missed collections, the council will be providing a special service from 18 January to 12 February 2021. During these four weeks, residents who subscribed to the 2020 service will be able to present their bins with their 2020 payment sticker clearly visible and receive these two fortnightly collections.
In order to receive all 22 collections for the 2021 service, residents must register for garden waste collections by Friday 18 December 2020. The price for the service is £49 per bin.
To further align the waste services across all three towns, Bournemouth’s 140 litre garden waste bins are also being replaced with 240 litre bins in line with Christchurch and Poole.
A BCP Council spokesperson commented “Garden waste collection is a vital service for many of our residents and provides a viable option for disposal of their green waste, alongside home composting. Residents will be able to register for the 2021 service from today, 1 October 2020.
“Our current garden waste service is popular with 51,000 households across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole registering in 2020, and over 10,300 tonnes of garden waste collected in 2019/20. These collections help promote our sustainable environment objective, leading the community towards a cleaner future by encouraging sustainable resource management, as the waste that’s collected is turned into a high-quality compost, which can then be used in agriculture.”
For more information and to apply online, visit: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/gardenwaste.