With winter in its final throes, the annual charge for our garden waste collection service has been frozen.
That means new customers will pay an annual charge of £30 per green bin for the fortnightly service, as will existing customers when they come to renew their subscription.
At present there are over 20,000 households in Angus who have garden waste bins and we collect approximately 6,000 tonnes of garden waste from them each year. The garden waste is converted into soil enhancer at our Restenneth composting facility near Forfar.
Using the subscription service, which launched five-years ago, means you can use your green bin to dispose of flowers and plants, grass cuttings, leaves, sawdust and wood shavings, shrub prunings, twigs and small branches, weeds (but not invasive plants like Japanese knotweed, or poisonous ones such as Ragwort), and even small amounts of shredded paper.
Real Christmas trees can also be cut up and placed in the bin for collection, but please be aware, we cannot uplift full trees or any waste at the side of the bin.
You can subscribe to the service at any time of the year. Commercial premises can also sign up. There is no limit to the number of bins a property can have.
Signing up is online and easy to do. Thereafter, you’ll get a sticker to apply to your green bin so our collection teams know to empty it when it is put out kerbside. Go to our garden waste collection service page for full details.
The first collection of 2021 was on 8 February and there is a winter break between 2 December 2021 and 14 February 2022.