Sign up now! Hounslow Council's garden waste service 2017
Published: Friday, 3rd March 2017
Residents have until 31 March to subscribe to Hounslow Council’s garden waste collection service 2017.
The Council will give a one year free subscription to the 2000th, 4000th, 6000th and 8000th resident who signs up online.
A full year’s service costs £50, but for residents in receipt of Council Tax Reduction the cost is £25.
Last year, more than 16,000 residents signed up. As a result, the Council collected around 3,500 tonnes of garden waste which has all been turned into compost – that’s enough to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Residents need to sign up online by 31 March, for the fortnightly garden waste collections from 3 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, with a break of two weeks over the Christmas period.
Councillor Amrit Mann, Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Last year thousands of residents signed up to the service and this year we're already on course to more than double the amount who are subscribing.
“The opportunity to sign up is until the end of this month, so there’s not long to go. We need residents’ help to collect more garden waste so we can drive up the borough’s recycling rates to 50 per cent by 2019.
“We promised a cleaner, greener borough and our aim is to do this through recycling and being more environment-friendly.”
The garden waste collection service is now run by Recycle 360, the company wholly- owned by Hounslow Council.