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Last few weeks to sign up for six extra green waste collections

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Households have just a few more weeks to sign up for six extra fortnightly green waste collections over the winter.

The extra collections, which start next month, are available for just £30.

They will start after the usual free fortnightly collections – which run from spring to autumn – finish and can be booked at www.dudley.gov.uk/chargeable-garden-waste.

Bins will be emptied on the usual collection day, with the six extra collections taking place between November and March next year.

The expansion follows the success of a trial last year when more than 1,000 households bought two additional collections in November and December.

Councillor Rob Clinton, cabinet member for waste management and climate change, said:

Households only have a couple of green collections left before they traditionally stop during the winter months and resume next Spring.
Those who enjoy gardening throughout the year have the option now to secure an extension to this service, with six additional fortnightly collections throughout winter.
For those who haven’t booked already, we wanted to remind them there is only a few weeks left to do so before the additional collections start.
As previously stated, we will continue to provide our free 32-week collection service irrespective of whether people opt in for these extra collections or not.

The first three extra collections will take place fortnightly at the end of the current collection season, with the second three taking place fortnightly before spring and summer collections resume next year.

Those who sign up will receive a sticker through the post to put on their green bin indicating they have signed up for the extra collections, along with a calendar detailing when their extra collection dates will be.

The extra collections are also available to residents who have an additional brown-lidded garden bin.

More detail about the additional waste collection service, including a number of FAQs, is available at www.dudley.gov.uk/chargeable-garden-waste

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