The new garden waste collection year starts next week (on 1 April) – and it is helping Eastleigh Borough residents save on time, money and inconvenience, and do their bit for the environment.
Thousands of green-fingered residents are either renewing their annual subscription or taking it up for the first time - and paying just £3 a month.
The service lets you spend more time tending your shrub beds, lawn or vegetable plot; it removes the hassle and expense of making regular trips to queue at the local tip, will avoid the effort of lifting a grubby bag full of green waste from car to skip, and prevents your freshly-valeted luggage space being littered with clippings, soil and random creepy-crawlies.
You’ll be helping the planet, too. Rather than being dumped in landfill or incinerated, the waste collected is converted into Pro-Grow, a sustainable soil conditioner that is available for sale at local household waste recycling centres.
And with Eastleigh Borough Council’s ‘Buy It &Try It’ offer, you can return the bin to us and get a full refund if, after three collections, you don’t think the service is for you.
The cost of a bin is only £36 for the year from 1 April. Concessionary rates are available and a second bin is cheaper, if you need one.
Find out more at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 023 8068 8440.