'Early bird’ discount offer, of £35 per bin, runs until 28th February 2021.

From April 2021, Stratford-on-Avon District Council will be introducing a charge for the collection of garden waste.

The annual charge is £40 for each green bin, but if residents sign up between before 28 February 2021, they can take advantage of the early bird offer.

The introduction of a charge is part of a package of measures to offset a cut in funding from central Government.

Householders who pay to have their garden waste taken away will be issued with a non-transferable permit to attach to their green bin.

Householders who choose not to take part in the scheme have the choice of home composting or taking their garden waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre. Warwickshire County Council offers discounted home composting bins on their website.

Food waste will still be collected on recycling collection weeks from food waste caddies, even if you don’t subscribe to the garden waste service. Free food waste caddies are available on request by calling 01789 260628 or emailing: