Garden waste collections in Wealden are expanding this spring as an extra 5,000 residents sign up to join this recycling scheme.
Cllr Rowena Moore, Cabinet member for Customer Services, said: “It is great news that many more residents want to join our garden waste collection scheme for the start of the gardening year.
“With some 48,000 households now taking part it means 73 per cent of all Wealden households are using their garden waste to create compost which can then be used to nourish gardens in the future. Many other households also compost their own garden waste at home and this is also an excellent way of reusing resources.”
Kier, the council’s waste collection partner, is delivering new brown bins in March to the 5,000 extra households that have signed up for the service.
Because of the increased demand, they are restructuring some garden waste collection rounds. This may affect some residents who already receive the free garden waste collection scheme. Householders whose collection days are due to change have been sent a letter advising them of their new collection day.”
Households that registered after January 10 will have their bin delivered in the next few months.
All garden waste collected from the kerbside in Wealden is composted locally at the Woodlands Composting Plant, Whitesmith, near Hailsham and turned into a quality soil conditioner. Bags of this soil conditioner can be purchased at your local Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS).