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Garden waste in Bexley will no longer be collected for free

PUBLISHED: 13:15 02 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:16 02 June 2015

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You can fork out £33 for the privilege instead

PEOPLE in Bexley will have to pay to have their garden waste collected from September.

The weekly brown bin collection, which combines food and garden waste, will become a food-only collection.

Garden waste will be collected fortnightly for an annual £33 - with a £6 discount for people who sign up before the end of August.

Bexley Council’s cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, Cllr Peter Craske, said: “In common with other councils across the country. we have to make savings while maintaining vital frontline services such as children and adult social care.”

People will receive leaflets in the next few weeks setting out the changes, and will be able to say whether they want to sign up for the garden waste collections.

New food recycling boxes will be delivered between September 1 and October 4. People who sign up for the garden waste collections will be given a bigger brown bin for their garden waste.

If you don’t use the service, you can compost it at home, or take it to one of Bexley’s re-use and recycling centres, which are free to use.

For more information visit www.bexley.gov.uk/foodandgarden. You can sign up for garden waste collections at www.bexley.gov.uk/gws, or call 020 8303 7777 and ask for garden waste.

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