Garden waste collections end November 24 for winter

 

GARDEN waste customers are being reminded that collections will stop after November 24 for the winter months.

 

The service will resume on March 12 next year.

 

Customers will be contacted by the council in January when they can decide whether they wish to continue with the collections for another year.

 

The paid-for service was launched earlier this year and currently has more than 2,500 customers.

 

Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “We are very pleased with how the service has been received this year. Hopefully, we can steadily increase the number of customers over the next few years.

 

“Residents are also being reminded that there are other ways to dispose of their garden waste, one of the most environmentally-friendly and cost-effective ways of dealing with garden waste is to home compost; or residents can take their garden waste to a household waste recycling centre where it can be disposed of free of charge.”

 

All garden waste in Carmarthenshire, whether it is collected from the kerbside or disposed of at a recycling centre, is taken to a central composting facility at Nantycaws, Carmarthen, where it is turned into compost or soil conditioner. Merlin’s Magic Compost is available for residents to buy from the recycling centres at Trostre (Llanelli), Wernddu (Ammanford) Nantycaws (Carmarthen) and Whitland.

 

Compost bins are available to buy from the council for £12, which includes delivery. For more information please visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/gardenwaste

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