West Lindsey District Council has raised the cost of its garden waste service for 2024. More than 25,000 households are subscribed to the service which has experienced an increase in costs relating to fuel, vehicles and staff.
Members of West Lindsey District Council have agreed to increase the cost of subscription from £39 up to £44 per bin for the 2024 service. Corporate Policy and Resources Committee Chairman, Councillor Trevor Young, said: “We know the garden waste collection is highly valued amongst residents and as a council we remain committed to delivering this popular service.
“This is the first increase in the cost of subscription for two years. Fuel, staff and vehicle costs have increased dramatically over the last few years and as a result we have no choice but to bring in this increase.
“The service is now six years-old and we are keen to understand how it fits with residents’ needs. We have therefore committed to deliver a community engagement exercise with our residents to ensure their views are taken into account for any future changes to the service level.”
Each year, the council carries out 18 garden waste collections each year, running from March through to the end of November. Households who do not wish to use the service can compost green waste at home, with more information on the council’s website.
Garden waste can also be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre – these are located in Gainsborough, Market Rasen and Lincoln. You can visit Lincolnshire County Council recycling for further information.