Over 12,000 residents have joined the District Council’s garden recycling service

Posted on: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The District Council already has over 12,000 signed up to their garden recycling service and are reminding residents that they can still join or renew their membership to the service for 2023/24.

For £35 for the year, you get a brown bin and an all-year-round collection service which occurs every two weeks between March and November, and monthly from December to February. If you need to order an additional bin you can do so for £35 each.

Your brown bin can be used to dispose of:

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves
  • small branches and twigs (up to 10cm in diameter)
  • plants and weeds
  • cut flowers
  • chopped up Christmas trees in January

By recycling your garden waste, you are helping to divert the waste from landfill, and it is recycled into compost that helps plants and vegetation grow, meaning fewer greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere.

Ryan Oliff, Waste and Recycling Manager at Newark and Sherwood District Council said: “The garden recycling scheme is great way for us to work with residents to not only make your life easier as you get back out into the garden during the warmer months, but it also helps us create a greener Newark and Sherwood as that waste is recycled and used to help natural environments thrive.

“There are no concessions or pro-rata for joining the service part-way through the year, so it is never too late to sign up!”

Upon receipt of payment, you’ll be sent a sticker to place on your bin. Please ensure this is clearly placed on your bin as only bins with stickers will be collected.

The service runs from April 1 until March 31, however, please be aware that collection days for around half of customers will be changing in April 2023. Please check again from April 1st to confirm your garden waste collection days for 2023/2024.

For more information on the garden recycling collection service go to: https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/gardenrecycling