Garden waste season begins

Northumberland County Council is re-launching its garden waste collection scheme for 2014, where residents can have their green waste collected by the council each fortnight for a fee of £24 for 20 collections.

The cost of the fortnightly collections has increased by £1 from last year’s figure. The council hopes residents still feel it is good value for money, taking into account the convenience, the time and the fuel saved from not taking garden waste in a vehicle to a local waste centre.

Last year the local authority said the service was successful with 21,300 households opting in, which resulted in the use of 23,000 bins, creating nearly 7,200 tonnes of waste which was collected and made into a rich compost/soil conditioner. For more details about the garden waste scheme email or call 0845 600 6400.