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Household garden waste collections in Rotherham are to be suspended over the winter period.

The current kerbside collection service for garden waste in green bins will be stop on November 1 and restart next spring.

Garden waste can be taken to waste recycling centres over the winter months.

The service suspension was agreed by Rotherham Council’s cabinet members in a bid to save cash.

Last year the green waste service was carried out once a month over the winter period.

On average around 18,624 tonnes of green waste is collected by the council each year, of which 2,694 tonnes are collected between November and March period.

Suspending the service will save the council £122,000.

Paul Hutchinson, Waste Recycling Officer for Rotherham Council, said: “Since the green collection service was launched we know how popular it has become. However, because the demand for the service tails off over the winter months we have already reduced it over the past two years down to a monthly service.

“Those people who do have green waste to recycle have been taking it to our household waste recycling centres.”