Registrations open for garden waste collection service
Gardeners can register now for Bridgend County Borough Council’s garden waste collection service which is returning this spring.
Fortnightly collections will make it possible to recycle garden waste including plants, flowers, weeds, grass, leaves and hedge clippings.
Collections will begin from Monday 19 March and will continue throughout the main growing season up until Friday 16 November. Residents can sign up to the seasonal service for a cost of £28 per household, with a discounted rate of £24 for pensioners.
Once payment is confirmed, households will be supplied with two reusable sacks for their garden waste which will be collected from the kerbside every two weeks on the same day as their bin bags.
The subscription fee covers the collection of two garden waste bags – any households who would like to be able to put out more garden waste bags each fortnight have the option of paying an additional £5 per extra bag.
This convenient scheme is run with our recycling partners Kier and all of the garden waste collected in Bridgend County Borough is taken to local firm Cowbridge Compost and turned into a compost fertilizer. “Just over 3,600 homes signed up for the scheme last year, which was 800 more than in 2016. With so many extra homes signing up for the scheme last year, 38 per cent more garden waste was recycled instead of ending up in landfill.Councillor Hywel Williams, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Deputy Leader
Councillor Williams added: “We are often asked why residents have to pay for the garden waste collection scheme. Because not all homes in the county borough have gardens, we believe it is fairer to make it an optional scheme so that only the homes that want to receive the collections can choose to pay for them.”
It’s now possible to sign up for our garden waste recycling, AHP (purple nappy bags) and bulky waste collections online. Simply enter your post code here, find your address, then choose which service you’d like.
Alternatively, residents can register and pay for the garden waste collection scheme by calling 01656 643643 and choosing option 2 for waste.
Any residents signing up for this year’s scheme who already have garden waste bags from previous years are advised to re-use the bags to save on new ones being delivered. Please mention this when you register.
Garden waste can also be taken to the ‘tip’ at the household recycling centres in Tythegston, Brynmenyn Industrial Estate and the Heol Ty Gwyn Industrial Estate in Maesteg. For further details about recycling in Bridgend County Borough, please click here.