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Council offers £6 off garden waste collections

PUBLISHED: 17:28 05 August 2015 | UPDATED: 17:28 05 August 2015

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GARDENERS in Bexley who want to have their waste collected by the council have just three-and-a-half more weeks to take advantage of the first-year discount on offer.

The council announced earlier this summer that it would no longer be collecting garden waste for free.

However, it is offering a discounted price of £27 for a year’s collections, as opposed to the normal price of £33, to anyone who signs up before August 31. More than 13,500 people have already put their names down.

Between September 1 and October 4, the council will be taking away the brown bins used at the moment for food and garden waste.

Those who opt to pay for their garden waste to be collected will be given a new, bigger brown bin for garden waste. Fortnightly collections will then start on the opposite week to your green bin collection.

Otherwise, you can either home compost your garden waste, or take it to one of Bexley’s two free reuse and recycling centres.

Everyone, whether they sign up for garden waste collections or not, will also get a new food-only recycling bin. Food will be collected every week. People in flats will continue to use their communal brown bins, but for food only.

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