What’s brown, green, blue and grey and set to change soon?

Bins! That’s what is set to change. Soon West Lancs residents will have four bins to put out, but only if the pay for the garden waste brown bin.

From 12 March 2018, West Lancs residents can sign up and pay online for the collection of garden waste.

The cost is £30 per year for one garden bin to be emptied, however you can have additional bins emptied at a cost of £25 each. The £30 charge covers a 12 month period from 4 June 2018. If you sign up part way through the year, you will still pay £30.

Existing customers who sign up and pay for the garden waste service this year will receive a free brown bin if they subscribe before 4 June 2018. If you purchased extra garden waste bins last year you will receive the equivalent number of brown bins free of charge. If you subscribe after 4 June you will have to pay for the bins at a cost of £25 each. Residents who sign up for the first time this year will also need to purchase a new brown bin.

The existing green bins will then be used by residents to recycle cardboard and paper, replacing the current blue bag system. This will make the system easier for residents and help the environment as materials will be recycled in larger quantities as well as keeping our streets cleaner and helping to make collection rounds more efficient.

There are no changes to local collection days and the Council will continue to empty your bins every two weeks (except for the Christmas period.)

For more information go to the Council website http://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling/garden-waste-collections.aspx

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