Households urged to dispose of garden waste properly

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Households urged to dispose of garden waste properly

Post by Wirral Council News » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 am

Households in Wirral are being urged to dispose of garden waste properly to help protect the environment.

To dispose of garden waste properly, residents can take it to their local recycling centre, compost it at home or sign up for garden waste collections at wirral.gov.uk/garden waste.

Composting is the greenest way to dispose of this waste – especially if it’s composted at home.

Some households across Wirral who don’t currently subscribe to the brown bin collection service for garden waste, wrongly dispose of garden waste in their green bin.

Garden waste can be recycled and turned into compost before being reused by garden centres or agriculture. However, if placed in the green bin, it is incinerated with other general waste.

Wirral Council collects more than 12,000 tonnes of garden waste every year from brown bins, the equivalent of covering an entire football pitch with six feet of compost!

Cllr Liz Grey, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change said: ‘We all have a role to play in the fight against climate change and we must dispose of our waste properly.

‘Garden waste is compostable waste and should not be disposed of in green general waste bins. Whether you sign up for garden waste collections, take it to the tip or compost it yourself at home, you are all doing your bit to help protect the environment we all rely on.’

The annual garden waste subscription is £43 for a fortnightly collection which takes grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, leaves, weeds and flowers from outside residents’ homes using their brown recycling bin.

The collections run until 31 May 2020, with a break for collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

If you haven’t already got a brown bin you will need to purchase a bin, and this can be done at the same time as you subscribe to the collection service.

If you are unable to get online and need assistance to subscribe consider asking a friend or a relative to subscribe on your behalf or you can visit your local One Stop Shop and pay using your Credit/Debit card.

Alternatively, visit this website to find your local recycling centre or for composting tips and advice.

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Published by Wirral Council News on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 www.wirral.gov.uk

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