Up to 1,400 Denbighshire residents have taken advantage of an early bird discount and signed up for the garden waste collection service that starts in March 2015.
On 1st December, Denbighshire County Council launched a secure online payment system on its website to make signing up as simple and convenient as possible.
The 1,000 customer milestone was reached on Monday 8th December with the total number of customers currently standing at 1,389. In October, the Council announced an annual £24 charge for the garden waste service from March 2015.
The charge is one of a number of significant cuts the Council must make because of reductions in the settlement received from government.
Householders who wish to continue to receive a garden waste service must opt-in and pay the annual charge, which is reduced to £22 for those who sign up before 31st January.
Denbighshire waste officer, Alan Roberts, said: “We are very pleased to have 1,000 households sign up to the scheme so quickly.
"The council wants the cost to residents to be as low as possible so we urge people to take advantage of the early bird discount.
"Signing up for a year is a commitment we know some people find difficult, but we know some groups of neighbours sharing costs which is great way of making the service more affordable. For those with green fingers, a year’s worth of garden waste collections could make a very welcome Christmas present.”
The secure online payment system can be found at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/gardenwaste or www.denbighshire.gov.uk. It is also possible to sign up for the garden waste service at Denbighshire County Council’s Customer Service Centre (tel. 01824 706101) or at any of the Council One Stop Shops throughout the county.