Council claim Garden Waste success

Cllr Louise Bloom and garden waste collectors Rob Rees and Jamie Ellis launch the new scheme

Cllr Louise Bloom and garden waste collectors Rob Rees and Jamie Ellis launch the new scheme

Eastleigh Borough Council have claimed that their revised Garden Waste service is proving a huge success, as collections of the new brown-lidded wheelie bins commences this week.

Although the Garden Waste  service has been running for some years, the old-style bags were awkward to handle and easy to lose, particularly if they were emptied on a windy day. The new-style brown-lidded wheelie bins have a larger capacity and are more fit-for-purpose. They are easier to handle and less likely to be lost whilst the lid the keeps the rain out and the smells in…

Garden Waste Bag

Old style Garden Waste bag. Now obsolete.

In a press release, Eastleigh Borough Council say;

Over 12,500 households have already signed up to the scheme that collects garden waste direct from the kerbside,  an increase of 11% on the previous scheme.

The new scheme, provides a 240 litre bin that is emptied fortnightly and has already attracted over 1250 additional customers. It offers greater flexibility, increased value for money and even a ‘money back’ guarantee for Borough residents to try the service for up to six weeks.

The scheme helps residents to save time and money with fewer trips to local recycling centres and helps to avoid unwanted ‘creepy crawlies’ in your vehicle.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, Cllr Louise Bloom, said;

“We’ve come up with a really innovative garden waste collection scheme which builds on our service and represents greater value for money and flexibility for our customers.

I’m delighted that so many residents have already signed up to the new service and it’s great to see over 2,600 new households have joined the scheme.

Our residents told us that they wanted a scheme that suited their needs and that’s why we have redesigned the service to address important issues such as cost, storage and capacity.”

If you would like to sign up to the scheme or for more details visit the Eastleigh Borough Council website at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/gardenwaste or telephone the Council on  023 8068 8440

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site. 

  1 comment for “Council claim Garden Waste success

  1. Rosie
    April 11, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Sadly, no difference seen here in Bursledon yet, where we still have to breathe in bonfire smoke on a daily basis due to too many residents selfishly having bonfires (where the smoke blows away from their own homes, of course!) and the Council does nothing to stop it, despite us complaining about it for several years! And this Council calls itself a “green” council “tackling climate change” – I don’t think so! EBC need to do something to stop these bonfires which, I am sure by the choking smell, often contain general rubbish which won’t fit into the small black bins, or business waste which people aren’t paying to have disposed of in the proper way.

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