Erewash Borough Council is urging residents to sign up early for a garden waste subscription to save money.

Following cuts to its funding and other cost pressures, the council will continue to provide the Garden Waste Collection Service but from 1 April 2024 there will be a small charge for residents who wish to continue to get their brown bin collected.

Sign up using your My Erewash account.

The council has set the charge much lower than other councils and the Early Bird offer reduces this by more than a third. Residents will pay just £20 for the first year when signing up online before 31 March 2024.

The council is keen for local people to take advantage of the bargain £20 offer.

The early bird deal is available by signing up to a My Erewash account on Erewash Borough Council website and completing the ‘garden waste subscription’ form –saving £12 in the first year.

Councillor Joel Bryan, who is Erewash’s Lead Member for Environment, said:

“We are not happy about having to charge at all – and have kept the fee as low as we can. The £20 deal means residents will pay under 40p per week to keep getting their garden waste collected with no hassle.
“We really want people to take advantage of this big saving. But there’s no time to lose. The early bird offer ends on 31 March – so sign up now before you forget.”

During the current winter, brown bins have switched to being used as an extra blue bin for recycling. From mid-February they switch back to garden waste with residents receiving three free collections before the new garden waste service starts on Monday 1 April.

The fortnightly pick-ups restart from Monday 19 February around Ilkeston and from Monday 26 February in Long Eaton and neighbouring areas.

Find out more on the garden waste FAQS page.