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Spring into action to take advantage of garden waste service discount

Green-fingered residents have just two weeks left to take advantage of a discount on Fenland District Council's garden waste collection service.

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The standard subscription cost for the 2018/19 service has been frozen at £40, the same as last year, but customers who sign up via Direct Debit by March 31 save 10 per cent - and pay just £36 for the year.

Around 70 per cent of the 19,700 garden waste customers from last year have already subscribed for another year, along with hundreds of new customers too.

They can now look forward to their new subscriptions beginning on April 2, and having all their grass cuttings, hedge clippings, leaves, shrub prunings, weeds, cut flowers, and twigs collected every fortnight for a year.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: "Customers who have been thinking of signing up to the service should do so now to take advantage of the 10 per cent Direct Debit discount and enjoy a whole year of garden waste collections. It will also mean they receive their brown bin subscription stickers through the post in time for when the 2018/19 collections start after Easter."

"I would like to thank everyone who has already signed up early," he added. "It makes it easier for the waste and recycling team to plan its work and deliver the best service they can to their customers without issues."

For more information on the garden waste service and to sign up via Direct Debit, visit or visit one of Fenland's four @ Your Service shops and community hubs.

Customers can still pay for subscriptions by cash or card, at a cost of £40 per subscription. These will be the only options from April 1, 2018.


Subscription stickers take up to 10 working days to be delivered following subscription. Brown bins must display the sticker visibly to be collected by the waste and recycling crews.

Fenland District Council was able to keep the £40 subscription fee introduced in 2017/18 the same for this year thanks to a good take up of the service in its first year. The price freeze ensured it remained amongst the lowest priced authority garden waste services in the East.

Article added: March 13, 2018