Have you signed up for the new garden waste collection service?
30th March 2017
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Some big changes to the way you recycle will be introduced from 1st April.

We wrote a blog about it last month, detailing the changes. If you missed it here’s the link https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/barrow-and-furness/community-hub/blog/view/new-recycling-plans-for-barrow

Now, one of the major changes to your recycling routine concerns your garden waste and how it will be collected.

Up until now your brown bins have been collected by Barrow Borough Council, free of charge. This will change from the 1st of April as the bins will be collected by FCC Environment, a private company who will operate it as a commercial venture.

So what does this mean for you?

Well basically, it means that you’ll now have to pay a one off fee of £35 for the year to make sure your garden waste is collected. This scheme applies to all households in Barrow, Dalton and Askam.

Once you’ve registered for the service and the fee has been paid (the link is at the bottom of this blog) then you’ll receive a sticker to place on your bin. Only bins with the sticker on them will be collected. The collections will take place fortnightly on a Monday.

So what should be put in your brown bin?

Garden waste that is recyclable includes grass, weeds, small branches, leaves, twigs and dead plants.

The following should not be put in the bin: pet bedding, food waste, soil and turf.

To register to have your brown bin collected please go to: https://gardenwasteclub.co.uk/barrow/

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