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CONFIRMED: Garden waste services are about to change in and around Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 10:16 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:16 23 February 2017

Gardeners can take advantage of a new waste collection service across Gravesham

Gardeners can take advantage of a new waste collection service across Gravesham

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Changes will come in from next month

Residents using the council’s garden waste service are about to benefit from new options.

From March 6, Gravesham council’s service will be offering a 140ltr bin, on top of the 240ltr bins which were already available.

Homes without room for a bin will now be able to use paper bags available through the council.

But a one off ticket service is set to be scrapped by the council, under the plans.

The cost of the 240ltr bins will now cost £40 a year - two pounds more than previous years, while the cost of a 140ltr bin will be £25 and 75ltr paper bags will cost £25 for a pack of 25.

“This is going to be an improved service for our residents who want to use our garden waste service,” explained Gravesham council’s cabinet member for refuse collection and recycling, Sandra Garside.

“It’s one of our more popular services, without about 7,000 residents currently using it.

“We’d also encourage those who don’t currently have a garden bin to think about getting one, especially if you’re a keen gardener, as spring is fast approaching.”

There is no change expected for any users already on the service.

The council’s current green ticket service is set to be scrapped, with the council recommending locals use the new increased options available.

Leftover tickets can still be used.

The council collects about 1,760 tonnes of garden waste each year, which all gets recycled into compost in Sittingbourne.

To sign up for the new services, visit www.gravesham.gov.uk/waste.

What do you think? Email luke.may@archant.co.uk.

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