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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New garden waste scheme starts March 30

Denbighshire County Council is counting down to the re-start of its garden waste collection service at the end of the month.

Since the announcement of charges for garden waste collections last autumn more than 11,000 households have opted into the scheme.

The first collection vehicles will leave council depots in Bodelwyddan and Ruthin on Monday March 30.  H

Householders that have opted in receive a collection calendar for the fortnightly service and a bar-code sticker for their green bin, or bar-coded tags where garden waste is collected in bags.

The council assures residents that all orders placed by March 16 will be ready for the first collections that start at the end of March.

Residents should refer to their collection calendar which for their actual collection day.

Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, said:  “More than 10,000 orders have been fulfilled and calendars and stickers have been sent out and extra bins or bags delivered.

"Some orders, less than 2% of the total, have been held up due to some inconsistencies but every order placed by March 16 will be ready when the service starts.  "

Anyone who wants to receive the service when it starts needs to place their order by the 16th, though it’s possible to opt-in to the scheme at any time.”

Denbighshire’s introduction of charges for garden waste collection followed a significant reduction in its grant from the Welsh Government and will reduce council spending by around £400,000 annually from April 1 2015.

The council set an annual charge of £24 to empty its standard 140 litre green garden waste bin every two weeks with an option to have a second bin for an extra £12.

There is an equivalent service in place for residents who use the Council’s green dumpy sacks for garden waste.

The new service will operate for all 12 months of the year; there will be no seasonal break as there has been this winter.

Householders can opt in to the garden waste collection service by making a secure payment online at

Payments can also be made by calling Denbighshire’s Customer Service centre on 01824 706101 or in person at any of the Council One Stop Shops.

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