Posted: Tue 12th Jan 2021

Charges for green bin collections in Denbighshire set to increase

North Wales news and information

Denbighshire County Council is set to increase the price of its fortnightly green bin collection service.

Subscription rates for the garden waste service will rise from their current rate of £24 for the standard service to £30 to ensure it is self-financing.

The new cost for the enhanced service will be £45, compared to £36 previously.

The charges will come into force on Monday, January 18 and will apply to all transactions made on or after that date.

Cllr Brian Jones, the council’s lead member for waste, transport and the environment, said: “We have made the difficult decision to increase the subscription rates to move it towards a self-financing service as part of a wider need to identify budget savings within the council.

“Moving to a self-financed service means garden waste collection is delivered under a fairer system where it is being paid for only by those using the service.

“Denbighshire will continue to offer a value for money service which operates all year round, with 26 collections a year.

“Garden waste can also be taken to the county’s household waste recycling centres for free throughout the year.”

Garden waste is not allowed in residents’ black bins and the council said any found to contain green waste will not be emptied.

Existing customers have had their subscription automatically extended after the garden waste service was stopped during the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus.

Residents can renew expiring subscriptions here. You can also renew your subscription by contacting the council on 01824 706000.

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