Residents in County Durham can now sign up for the Garden Waste Collection scheme for 2021.
Those who sign up before Sunday 14 February will receive all 17 collections during the year, dependent on Government advice on coronavirus.
Residents can sign up for a fee of £35. Those who subscribed to the scheme in 2020 will be charged £30.90 per existing bin subscription for 2021 due to coronavirus causing a late start in 2020.
Collection calendars and stickers will be provided to residents in advance of the scheme starting following subscription. Once the scheme has started, residents who sign up to the service will receive the remaining collections before the season ends.
Once subscribed to the service residents are reminded to fix their bin sticker to the garden waste bin and put the bin out for collection by 7am on their allocated collection day.
Collection information will be available before the scheme starts and can be found by visiting the My Durham page and entering your postcode and property number.
Residents are reminded that the following items can go in the garden waste bin for composting and should not be used for any other waste:
• Grass cuttings
• Flowers and bedding plants
• Hedge clippings
• Small branches
If you do not want to subscribe and pay for garden waste collections, or your property is no longer eligible for the service, you can get a garden waste bin removed.
To sign up to the service or find out if your property is eligible, call 03000 260 000 or visit
Garden waste page.