Residents in County Durham wishing to receive garden waste collections this year are being reminded to sign up now.
Durham County Council offers 17 fortnightly collections between spring and autumn for an annual fee of £20.
Householders can subscribe at any time during the year but to receive all collections in 2016 they should sign up by 14 February. Collections will start in March for those signing up by this date.
Cllr Brian Stephens, Cabinet member for neighbourhoods and local partnerships, said: “More than 47,000 residents are already signed up to receive garden waste collections in 2016.
“For those who haven’t yet subscribed we would like to remind them that they need to do so by February 14 if they want to receive all 17 collections this year.”
Everyone who signs up for the service will receive a pink sticker for their garden waste bin and a calendar giving details of this year’s collection dates.
Those who signed up for three years in 2015 will automatically receive their sticker and calendar.
To find out whether their property is eligible for the collections and to sign up people can visit www.durham.gov.uk/gardenwaste or telephone 03000 26 1000.
A series of roadshows are being held around the county to enable people to find out more about the garden waste collections.
Details of the roadshows are:
• Tuesday 9 February – Stanley Asda. 9am – 1pm.
• Thursday 11 February – Chester-le-Street Leisure Centre. 4pm – 6pm.
• Friday 12 February – Seaham Asda. 9am – 1pm.
• Saturday 13 February – Durham Market. 9am – 3pm.