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Changes to kerbside garden waste collections - Have your say

We need your views on proposals for changes to kerbside garden waste collections. The council currently delivers a kerbside fortnightly non-chargeable garden waste collection service to those residents that request the service.

This is your chance to have your say about the future of your kerbside garden waste collection service. No decisions have yet been made and your views would influence our decision. You can fill in our online garden waste collection constulation to let us know your views.

For more information on the proposals and how they may affect you, please see the PDFfull consultation document garden waste full consultation document 48kb.

If you have any further questions please emaiil: vicki.harris@wiltshire.gov.uk

Putting your bin out for collection

Your garden waste will be collected on alternate weeks (every other week).

Make sure you put your bin / bags out at the kerbside before 7am on the morning of your collection day if you find it difficult to put your bin out you may be able to get an assisted collection

If your bin has not been collected please see missed bin collections

All collection crews work bank holidays but your collection days may have to change around Christmas and New Year.

What can you put in your garden waste bin?

  • bark
  • grass cuttings
  • cut flowers
  • weeds
  • leaves
  • hedge clippings
  • house plants - please remove soil
  • twigs and small branches
  • shrub prunings
  • untreated sawdust and wood shavings
  • real Christmas trees can be left next to your bin

What can't you put in your garden waste bin?

  • any food waste such as fruit, vegetables, tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, meat or cooking oil
  • animal waste, pet litter, dirty pet bedding
  • soil and/or turf
  • bricks, stones and/or rubble
  • ash
  • paper, shredded paper and/or cardboard
  • large items of garden waste - such as large branches or logs
  • plant trays, seed pots and bags - even if they say biodegradable
  • packaging, polysterene or plastic of anykind
  • wax or waxed packaging
  • leather
  • disposable nappies

What happens to the garden waste once it is collected?

All garden waste collected is composted so must be free of any non-compostable items, you can buy ‘Warrior Compost’ in bags or loose from any of the household recycling centres. Find out more on the Hills website

Too much garden waste for your bin?

You can take large amounts of garden waste to any of the household recycling centres (HRCs) for composting.

You can compost some of your waste at home. Please see home composting for more information on how to get a home compost bin at a reduced price.

Can I have a second bin?

Yes, you can have a second garden waste bin, but there is a annual charge for servicing this bin.  The annual charge is currently £33.90, on a pro rata basis until 30 September 2014. From 1 October 2014 the price will be £34.60 for the full year, offered on a pro rata basis after this. For more information and to order your second garden waste bin please contact the council on 0300 456 0102.

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Last updated: 6 February 2014

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