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Over 1,000 book extra green waste collections – still time to join them

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More than 1,000 households have now booked extra green waste collections over the winter, with residents advised time is fast running out to sign up.

The six extra collections, which start in the next few weeks, are available for just £30.

They will follow on 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.

So far 1,133 households have booked – a figure which eclipses the figure of more than 1,000 who signed up to a trial last year for two additional collections in November and December.

Councillor Shaz Saleem, cabinet member for highways and public realm, said:

Most households now only have one green collection 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 time is fast running out to do so before the additional collections start in the next couple of weeks.

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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