More than 3,900 tonnes of garden waste collected in Plymouth this year
MORE than 3,900 tonnes of garden waste has been collected by council waste crews this year.
Plymouth's garden waste collection scheme has seen a 13 per cent increase over last year.
With only weeks until the scheme finishes for this year, gardeners are being urged to get their gardens in order.
Cllr Brian Vincent, the city's Cabinet member for the environment, said: "We would like to thank those who have taken part in the scheme. We are averaging 13 per cent more than last year and this has been despite the wettest summer in 100 years."
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The scheme was extended this year to an extra 20,000 homes in pockets of the city which have not previously had the service. These included parts of St Budeaux, Honicknowle, Ham, Eggbuckland, St Peter and the Waterfront, Efford, part of Peverell, Drake, Stoke, Keyham, Devonport and Stonehouse. Bags were also delivered to new housing developments.
The fortnightly collections will stop for this year at the end of October. After that, residents can take their garden waste to Chelson Meadow and Weston Mill household recycling centres.
The council in partnership with Original Organics is also offering residents a choice of cut-price compost bins. To order call Original Organics Hotline on 08081209676 quoting the Plymouth offer.