Sunderland City Council urge residents to go green
6:23am 13th March 2018
(Updated 6:43am 13th March 2018)
Sunderland City Council are urging Wearsiders who want to receive garden waste collections to sign up.
30 thousand people did so last year.
Items which can be recycled in this service include grass cuttings, weeds and dead plants, twigs and small branches, hedge clippings, cut flowers and houseplants, shrub prunings and leaves.
Residents who would like to receive the garden waste collection service are being urged to sign up by this Friday, in order to receive all collections in 2018.
An annual charge of 30 pounds is in place for fortnightly collections, which will start at the beginning of April and run until mid-November.
Councillor Michael Mordey, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, said:
"Our residents do a great job at recycling, and last year more than 30,000 people signed up to this service."
"Signing up by the end of Friday 16 March guarantees residents receiving all 17 collections this year, which is only £1.76 per collection."
Residents can still choose to sign up later in the year, but the cost will stay the same and they may miss some collections.
Those who sign up receive a pack in the post with a sticker for their bin to identify to collection crews that they have paid for the service.
For more information and to sign up for collections, using a debit or credit card, go to www.sunderland.gov.uk/gardenwaste