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Saturday, 30 May 2015

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Tynedale: Council recycles brown bin scheme

SPRING cannot be far away when Northumberland County Council sends out its annual reminder that it’s time to sign up for its green waste recycling scheme.

It will cost £24 – £1 more than last year – to have your brown bin emptied once a fortnight up till November.

Last year the service was taken up by 21,300 households creating nearly 7,200 tonnes of waste, which was made into a rich compost/soil conditioner.

Policy board member responsible for waste management at the county council Coun. Ian Swithenbank, said: “The garden waste collection service actively helps towards a better quality of life for Northumberland residents.

“It is hoped that residents who took part in the scheme last year will continue to do so this time around and the number of new participants will continue to grow.”

All residents who used the service last year will receive a letter from the council inviting them to take part again.

If existing customers choose to pay for the service on line, they will be automatically entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one of ten National Garden Centre vouchers to the value of £20.

New customers can apply to join the scheme by ringing (0845) 600 6400, or by emailing ask@northumberland.gov.uk