We’re changing garden waste collections in Plymouth so that we can be more efficient. This means that people wanting to have their garden waste collected from home next year will need to register first.
The registration web page goes live online before Christmas and residents will be reminded to sign up.
Collections will still be free and fortnightly and pick up all the usual trimmings, clippings and twigs we currently collect. Any big branches, rubble or soil will still have to be taken to one of the household recycling centres.
The delegated decision was made today by Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene.
Councillor Dann said: “This will be a positive change for how we collect garden waste in Plymouth. Currently less than half the city put out garden waste for collection, we don’t always know who wants a collection and it’s a bit like an Easter egg hunt trying to make sure we pick up from everyone.
“When people register for a 2020 collection it will give us the information to help us create collection rounds that are more efficient, better for the environment and send crews to the right parts of the city. An improved strategy can help to reduce fuel emissions and ensures environmentally responsible route planning.”
Registration will be quick and easy to do online using a computer, tablet or smart phone with a few details. If you don’t have internet access there are free computers available for anyone to use in our libraries across the city.
This decision has been made under delegated authority and is subject to call-in by scrutiny.