With the end of winter on the horizon many people will be itching to get back
out into their gardens and get on with the business of preparing for spring,
writes Dan Stephens.
igning up for the council’s
fortnightly garden waste
collection service is a good
way for residents to get rid
of unwanted cuttings, leaves, twigs
It would mean you no longer need to
take your garden waste to the recycling
centre, saving you time that you can
spend in the garden instead; but it is
every bit as environmentally friendly
because the collected plant matter is
recycled into high-quality compost.
Prices have been frozen for annual
subscriptions, which start from April and
run until March 2019. New subscribers
can join more than 10,000 other
households in the borough currently
benefiting from the collection by signing
up from £75 – with concessionary rates
of £57.50 available for those aged over
65 and those on means-tested benefits.
Subscribers can choose between
using green bags or a green wheelie
bin, depending on how big their garden
is and how much waste they produce.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, the
council’s cabinet member for transport,
environment and leisure, said: “For
the thousands of people across the
borough who use it, our garden waste
collection service is more convenient
than making a trip to one of our local
recycling and reuse centres.
“Gardeners can decide to share a bin
and split the cost with their neighbours
for even better value on the service.”
Current subscribers will be sent
renewal notices advising on how to
make payments via post and email,
and should renew before April 1 2018
to avoid disruption to their collections.
You can pay for the council’s garden
waste service up-front or spread
the cost by direct debit. To sign up
and for further information, visit
If you want an alternative, why
not try your own compost bin?
Read more at ealingnewsextra.co.uk/
around ealing February 2018