Thousands sign up for garden waste collections

March 9, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ March 2018 Cotswold News

Green-fingered West Oxfordshire residents are signing up to have their garden waste collected in their droves.

 To date, 23,650 licences have been issued to 20,363 properties and councillors are urging people to register in order to ensure the maximum number of collections possible over the coming year.

The subscription-only service starts from the beginning of April 2018 and costs £30 per bin a year for fortnightly wheelie-bin collections.

Signing up for garden waste collections can be done online at <>

or by calling 01993 861025.

Cllr Carol Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We had a successful first 12 months of subscription-only garden waste collections. This year we have had a fantastic response from residents and we can assure them their garden waste will be composted and put to good use.

“The first collection under the new licence will be in April so it is important people register now to take full advantage of it.”

Garden waste collections are undertaken by Ubico, the Council’s waste contractor which took   over the service in April last year.

The garden waste collection service was previously free in West Oxfordshire but due to the loss of external funding, a small charge is now being made. Unlike other waste, it is not a statutory service and councils are not legally obliged to make collections.