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subscriptions are now open to join Hambleton’s new garden waste collection service

Subscriptions to Hambleton’s new garden waste collection service are now being taken.

Householders can sign up by logging on to hambleton.gov.uk, contacting the council on 01609 779977 or calling into a council office in Northallerton, Easingwold or Stokesley.

From 1 April, only homes that pay for the collections will have their green wheeled bins emptied every fortnight.  The authority is introducing an annual charge of £35 per bin to help meet its £1m savings target.

But to be eligible for the service residents must subscribe to it – once completed they will receive a licence to place on their bin.   They can have several bins  – but each one costs the annual £35 fee and for requests of more than three bins a site visit might be needed.  And for people with small gardens there is the opportunity to share bins.

And they are being warned that the council will not be contacting them about joining the scheme – there will be no cold calls from the authority, the emphasis is on the householder signing up themselves.   Anyone worried about these calls should call the council on 01609 779977.

To sign up log on to hambleton.gov.uk and follow the links on the home page.  Householders can join the scheme at any point in the year but the £35 fee relates to collections from April to March and there will be no discounts for joining mid year.

To buy a cut price compost bin through the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership follow the ‘composting’ link on hambleton.gov.uk