Sign Up for 2022 Garden Waste Collections
As garden waste collections stop for the winter, green-fingered South Tyneside residents can sign up for next years' service.
South Tyneside Council's fortnightly Garden Waste Collection Service for 2022 will run from March to November.
Residents are encouraged to renew their subscription - or sign up for the service - by 15 February 2022 to guarantee they receive their garden waste packs, containing their bin stickers, collection dates and terms and conditions, ahead of collections beginning week commencing 28 March 2022.
The 2022 service costs £32 per green waste bin.
Councillor Ernest Gibson, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety, said: "Our garden waste collection service is an opt-in scheme. It offers residents hassle-free collections while enabling them to do their bit for the environment by recycling a variety of garden materials, such as hedge trimmings, leaves, twigs, cut flowers, house plants and weeds.
"It is important to note that green waste bins can also be shared between neighbours. This can help to reduce the cost to individual households and may be particularly appealing for those who have small gardens.
"We hope that residents continue to take advantage of the service when it returns in spring 2022. It's really quick and easy to sign up online."
Residents who do not wish to subscribe to the green waste collection service are reminded that low cost composting bins are available from the Council. For more details about home composting, call 0845 130 6090or visit www.getcomposting.com
Garden waste can also be safely disposed of at South Tyneside's Recycling Village at Middlefields Industrial Estate in South Shields.
The Council also operates a Bulky Waste Collection service for larger household items and the Garden Clearance Scheme remains available to residents for the removal of items including DIY dismantled sheds and garden furniture. Though fees apply.
For further information about green waste collections, or to renew a subscription for 2022, call South Tyneside Council's Customer Contact Centre on (0191) 427 7000 or visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk/gardenwaste