Save time with your own home Garden Waste collection

With the lighter evenings, gardeners are no doubt planning their gardening year ahead and itching to get out into their gardens. A Garden Waste collection subscription could be a blooming useful offer for any gardener.

You get a roomy wheeled bin that is easy to fill as you walk it around your garden, saving time and energy going back and forth. The bin holds your garden waste neatly in a corner; no more messy piles of rubbish blowing in the wind. Wheel your bin outside for the fortnightly collection, leaving you to sit back and smell the roses instead of using fuel and time going to the recycling centre. We collect flowers, plants, grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings, almost all weeds, and even branches up to four inches across, and compost them in Somerset.

South Somerset District Council is inviting residents to sign up to garden waste collections in time for the spring. At a cost of just £55.40 for a 12 month wheeled bin subscription, the scheme encourages residents to recycle their garden waste. You can also sign up for a 24 month wheeled bin subscription to the service for £103.50.

Customers signing up have the option of receiving a green wheelie bin for their garden waste or garden waste sacks at a cost of £27.40 for 10 bags. To take advantage of the Garden Waste collection service, you can join online at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01935 462462.

Councillor Jo Roundell Greene Portfolio Holder for Environment and a representative for South Somerset District Council on the Somerset Waste Board said, "By subscribing to our Garden Waste collection service, at the cost of just over £1 a week, you will not only be helping to protect the environment but will also find that you are saving time and fuel costs on going to the recycling centre. Several thousands households are already signed up to the service and enjoy the benefits that the home garden waste collection service brings to them".

Alongside a garden waste collection, home composting is a great way to turn your clippings and pruning's, plus fruit and vegetable peelings and even shredded cardboard, into free soil conditioner. Low-cost compost bins can be purchased through Somerset Waste Partnership at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.