Brent Council sent out the following press release last week. I print it unedited.
Two hundred households are signing up for the new garden waste service everyday as new household waste and recycling services in Brent get underway.
As of this month, changes to our waste and recycling services mean that collections from green bins, which were for both food and garden waste, have now ceased and have been replaced by a new food waste container for every household and a separate garden waste collection service.
Residents who want to continue to have their garden waste collected from their green bin will need to pay £40.
So far, 9,000 households have signed up for the service, with this number expected to rise as the warmer weather and longer days mean that residents who previously did not see a need for the service, may decide to opt-in.
UNWANTED GREEN BINS WILL BE COLLECTED IN JUNEIn response to this demand, we are delaying collecting the old green food and garden waste bins until June – when days in the year are at their longest - to provide residents with the option of opting-in at short notice.
However, from June, remaining households that have not signed up for the service will have their old garden waste bin removed.
The changes to the waste collection service also mean a change in how often the bins are emptied.
As of this month, food bins and the blue top recycling bins will now be collected every week, whereas general household waste and the garden waste collections will take place fortnightly.
Collection days for household waste and recycling will remain the same, however households which opt-in to the garden waste bin collection service will be notified of their collection day when they subscribe.
Visit our recycling pages to check your waste and recycling collection days, or to sign up for the garden waste collection service.