WEST Lindsey residents are being urged to vote on garden collection start and stop dates in the district.
Due to a low level of demand for the service during the winter months – and to help save money – West Lindsey District Council suspended collections over the winter months.
Once the collections resumed in March a staggering 1,148 tonnes of garden waste was collected.
But despite the changes to the service, new figures show the district is sending less waste to landfill than ever before and the recycling rate stands at 55 per cent.
Coun Malcolm Parish, chairman of West Lindsey’s prosperous communities committee, said: “Now that garden waste collections have resumed, I’m sure all who have a green garden waste bin will be pleased to see the service back.
“We appreciate the suspension of garden waste collections was inconvenient to some and it was unfortunate we had to suspend it. We’ve had to make some exceptionally tough choices to try and save money – and suspending garden waste collections over winter and changing collection days will save council taxpayers more than £150,000 each year.”
Have your say on when collections should stop and resume again in future. Complete the council’s web survey by simply visiting: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/gardenwastesurvey .
Hard copies are available in WLDC offices for those without internet access.