Registration for the kerbside collection of green waste opens next month.
But as Richmondshire residents are being urged to sign up they are also being asked to take note of the changes to collections days coming into force this year. Around 55% of current subscribers will be affected.
Route changes are being made as part of the district council’s work to reduce its carbon footprint. It will mean some households will receive their collection on a different day to their household waste and recycling collections.
Subscriptions for the green waste service - which runs from 24 February to 27 November – open on February 3. It is £25 for the first bin and £17 for each extra bin – and includes an extra collection in January 2021 for Christmas trees.
Uptake for the service saw 39% of Richmondshire households subscribe in 2019 – around 9,600 homes.
Current customers will be receiving information on the service – and the change of collection day – by letter, email or postcard over the next week.
New and existing customers can sign up for the service online via our bins and recycling section or by calling 01748 829100. They are also asked to provide an email address to receive alerts and information on the service.
• People not subscribing to the scheme are asked to compost their garden waste or take it to a household waste recycling centre – it should not be placed in their household waste bins.