At its meeting on 5 December 2017, Oadby & Wigston Borough Council approved proposals to charge for the garden waste service provided to households. This decision to introduce charges for the collection of garden waste forms part of the Council’s wider plans to protect and improve services to local residents.
From April 2018, residents who wish to receive the service will be asked to pay £35 per year which works out at around £1.35 per collection. For households that require more than one bin, there will be a supplementary charge of £20 per additional bin.
The current service level is being enhanced, with a fortnightly collection all year round.
Residents are able to subscribe to the new Garden Waste Service from Monday 22 January 2018 in a variety of ways:
- Online at the Garden Waste Service page
- By contacting the Council’s Customer Service Team 0116 288 8961
- Visiting our Customer Service Centre at 40 Bell Street, Wigston, LE18 1AD
Joining the scheme is not compulsory. If you do not wish to subscribe to the scheme or have a large amount of garden waste you can take it to the local Recycling Household Waste Site on Wigston Road, Oadby, LE2 5JE. Alternatively you could try home composting. For more information on home composting please visit: www.leics.getcomposting.com or telephone 0844 571 4444 where you can order and have a discounted home compost bin delivered to you direct.
Further details of how the new service works can be found on our FAQ page.