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Barking and Dagenham Council to increase number of garden waste collections

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 October 2018

The council will collect green garden waste 19 times a year in 2019 and 2020. Picture: LBBD

The council will collect green garden waste 19 times a year in 2019 and 2020. Picture: LBBD

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Barking and Dagenham Council are increasing the number of garden waste collections per year.

Currently, garden waste is collected 16 times annually, but for the next two years, it will be collected 19 times a year.

The service costs £80 for two years of collections, and almost 8,000 residents signed up for 2018.

Councillor Syed Ghani, cabinet member for public realm, said: “We are listening to what residents want when it comes to their green garden waste collections, and I am pleased we are delivering a service that residents can continue to see a benefit from.

“Adding an extra three collections to the service will help people to carry on doing their bit in helping us to produce less rubbish.”

The service is part of the council’s efforts to meet Sadiq Khan’s target of having a 50 per cent recycling rate by 2030. The service is self-sustaining as it is covered by subscription costs.

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