At its meeting on 5 December 2017, Oadby & Wigston Borough Councillors approved proposals to charge for the garden waste service provided to local households. From April 2018, residents who wish to receive the service will be asked to pay £35 per year for a fortnightly garden waste collection.
All residents will receive a leaflet explaining how they can sign up and pay for their garden waste collections ahead of April 2018. Once signed up households will receive a sticker to put on their garden waste bin. The Council is also considering a direct debit payment option, so that residents don’t need to remember to sign up annually.
Preparations for charging will take place over the next few months and residents’ garden waste collections will stop on 1 April 2018, unless they have signed up to the new scheme.
Leader of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council, Cllr John Boyce said: “An annual charge of £35 for households who require this service represents good value when comparing it to our neighbours, but more importantly it will enable us to provide a high-quality sustainable garden waste collection service for our residents.”