JUN 00] STRATFORD ON AVON DISTRICT COUNCIL NEWS
Be Green With your Compost In Stratford
are turning the rolling countryside of south Warwickshire the wrong
shade of green.
because residents are getting confused over how to get rid of their
are putting their cuttings and other garden rubbish out for the
dustman to collect in the wrong bags.
as the gardening season gets into full swing, council officials are
now putting out reminders on the correct way to dispose of green waste.
District Council says that garden waste will only be collected from
properties if it is in green sacks carrying the council logo, but it
will not be picked up in any other sacks, even if they are
with a disabled or elderly resident over 60 are entitled to 10 free
green sacks each year, whilst additional green garden sacks can be
purchased from the council's offices in Stratford, and area offices in
Alcester, Shipston and Southam, or by telephoning 01789 293722.
are also reminded that there is a regular collection of green garden
waste that operates from various locations.
collection vehicle is on site between 10am and 2.30pm on a Saturday
and accepts grass, hedge and confer cuttings, dead plants and small
soil, rubble, plants pots, netting and other similar materials will
not be taken away.
free service operated on behalf of the district council by Biffa, runs
between March and November.
service operates from the Bull's Head Yard car park in Alcester on the
first Saturday of every month, the Anglo Saxon car park in Bidford and
the Prince Harry Road car park in Henley on the second Saturday, Wood
Street car park in Southam on the third Saturday, and Pool Road car
park in Studley on the fourth Saturday of every month.
should not be left at the site at any other times, as this is
effectively fly tipping and the cost of clearing it up could put the
future of the free service in jeopardy.
are special skips for green waste at all of Warwickshire County
Council's tip sites. Some 40,000 tonnes of waste is collected in the
Stratford district each year, costing £840,000.