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Watford bin changes coming next month

Watford bin changes coming next month

Watford bin changes coming next month

Watford is gearing up for changes to the waste and recycling collection service from next month.
Watford Council will be:
– Introducing a weekly collection of food waste with households receiving a new 23-litre kerbside brown bin to make recycling food waste easy. (Residents should receive the new bin soon if they haven’t already.)
– Moving to a fortnightly collection of the black bin for non-recyclable waste.
– Introducing a yearly sign up service for fortnightly collections of garden waste (using existing green bins). This will cost £45, or £40 if paid by direct debit and £35 to those who are entitled to a concession.
– Keeping the weekly collection of the blue-lidded recycling bin.
The new waste and recycling collection service starts from Monday, September 7 and in most instances collection days remain the same. However for a small number of households there may be some day changes.
A council spokesperson said the authority was changing to a chargeable garden waste (green bin) service because since 2009 the money it received from central government had been cut by 70%. “This means we have had to look at how we pay for all the services we provide.
“Garden waste is a discretionary service (one we don’t have to provide) and there are many residents (those in flats/apartments or homes without gardens) who do not use the service.
“We want to keep providing the service and think it’s better, and fairer, to offer a paid for service for those who want it – the payment will go towards covering the cost of the service.”
Nearly two thirds of councils now charge for collecting garden waste
Find out more about these changes at www.watfordrecycles.com
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