Kerbside garden waste collections are returning – and green-fingered residents are being offered the chance to buy extra bins to hold more waste.
The fortnightly service is starting up again in April following the winter break and calendars have been distributed to households across the borough with details of collection dates for 2019.
Households can buy extra green bins from the council. The bins have a brown lid to distinguish them from the existing ones every household is entitled to.
Councillor John Martin, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment, with one of the extra green bins with brown lids available for sale
Waste that will be accepted in the bins include grass cuttings, hedge clippings, annual weeds, leaves, small branches and small prunings.
Councillor John Martin, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environment, said:
The green waste service has always been very popular with our residents.
We often hear from residents, particularly at the start of spring when gardens need more work after the winter, that the green bins fill up very quickly.
So we are giving householders the chance to buy another one through us for collection.
This is an optional service and the money it generates is put back into the maintenance of the additional demand on the vehicles and equipment.”
The extra bins can be purchased online at https://customer.dudley.gov.uk/waste/waste_bins_bags_boxes/ or by calling Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345. Delivery is approximately two weeks.
You can also find out when your green waste collections online by going to https://www.dudley.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling/ and clicking “Check My Collection Day”.
Green bins must be placed out by 6.30am on the day of your collection. If it is placed out any later, it may not be collected and will be done on your next collection date.