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…
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