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Free garden waste collections in Bexley to end next month

PUBLISHED: 16:28 02 September 2015 | UPDATED: 17:25 02 September 2015

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New boxes will be sent out in the coming weeks

PEOPLE in Bexley will be getting their new recycling boxes from this week ready for the start of the new scheme on October 4.

Garden waste will no longer be collected for free from next month – if you want it taken away you’ll have to pay £33 a year.

If you don’t want to pay, you can either home compost your garden waste or take it to one of Bexley’s two recycling centres for free.

Over the course of the next month the brown bins used at the moment for food and garden waste will be taken away. New, food-only recycling bins will be sent to every household, along with a leaflet explaining the changes.

Food waste will still be collected every week for free. Garden waste, for those who have signed up, will be collected each fortnight.

More than 25,000 people have signed up for the garden waste collections – and you can get a £3 discount if you sign up before the end of the year.

For more details, call the council on 020 8303 7777.

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