NEW paid-for garden waste collections from Sheffield households begin at the end of this month.
Sheffield Council’s waste management contractor Veolia is offering clear sacks from Monday, which can be bought for £1.20 each. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 100 sacks can be ordered at once.
Once filled, residents are asked to contact the company by telephone or email and the sacks will then be collected within 10 days.
A Veolia spokeswoman said: “The sacks can be filled with leaves, hedge and plant clippings, twigs, small branches, prunings, grass mowings, weeds and cut flowers.
“Garden waste collected in Sheffield is sent to composting sites across the city and made into high grade compost.
“Only garden waste contained in the clear sacks purchased from Veolia will be collected. Any other sacks or extra waste will not be taken. Sacks purchased in 2012 are for use in 2012 only, so residents should not over-order sacks.
“The introduction of a chargeable clear-sack collection service will mean that only those residents who wish to use the service will be required to pay.
“Residents with gardens who do not want to pay for a collection service will be able to dispose of their garden waste for free at any of the city’s household waste recycling centres or by home composting.”
Collections for the clear sacks start from Monday, April 30, and the service will be available through to December.
Households with green wheelie bins will be able to keep the bins and have garden waste collected on payment of a £57.60 fee.
n Residents can order the clear sacks by calling 0114 273 4567 or logging onto www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield