Garden waste collections will start this month in County Durham after a winter break.
Residents who have subscribed to the Durham County Council’s garden waste collection can expect their first collection to take place between Tuesday 15th and Friday 25th March.
This year’s sticker must be fixed to the garden waste bin and, on collection days the bin needs to be put out by 7am.
As garden waste bin collection days may be different to the rubbish and recycling collections, residents are urged to check their calendars or type their postcode and house number into ‘MyDurham’ at www.durham.gov.uk.
To ensure garden waste can be composted only place grass cuttings, shrubs, leaves, weeds, flowers, bedding plants, hedge clippings, prunes and small branches into the garden waste bins.
Anyone who hasn’t signed up to the garden waste collection can still do so for a fee of £20. Once signed up, collections will start as soon as possible and will run until the season ends for the year in autumn.
For more information or to subscribe to this service, visit www.durham.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 03000 261000.
Working in partnership with Durham County Council, Rotters will be carrying out garden waste bin collections in the Teesdale Area. Residents can find out more by visiting www.rotters.org or calling 01833 690022.