Last year the Council’s waste contractors, Veolia Environmental Services introduced chargeable collections to the 45,000 households where free green bin collections were previously provided. Residents in the remainder of the city were offered a chargeable sack collection service.
Veolia are offering a chargeable green bin collection citywide this year, but will not be providing a sack service.
The charge for the service is £60 and residents will receive fortnightly collections between May and November.
Councillor Jack Scott, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene said: “We realise that the disposal of garden waste is important to many residents in the city, so we have worked with Veolia to offer a recycling service at a cost of just over a pound a week. Unfortunately, due to the cuts the Council is facing, we can no longer provide a free service, as we have to consider the services available very carefully against many difficult budgetary decisions. ”I hope that people who need this service will sign up as soon as possible to take advantage of the full series of collections on offer this year.”
Householders need to subscribe to the service by next Wednesday (10 April) to receive all collections. But they will still have the opportunity to subscribe part way through the collection season, the costs being reduced according to the number of collections remaining.
Payment may be made by cheque or card. Once payment has been made, no refunds will be made although if a resident moves house within the Sheffield boundary they will be able to take the service with them. Following payment, a collection calendar and a 'paid for' sticker will be delivered to stick on the bin.
Residents who used the chargeable garden waste recycling service last year have been contacted directly, but anyone wanting more information about the service should visit www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield, phone 0114 273 4567 or e-mail Greenwastesheffield@veolia.co.uk
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