The annual subscription service costs £40 per year and one subscription provides four generous, reusable sacks which are collected every fortnight on the same day of the week as your other waste collections.

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All subscriptions have been extended to run until March 2020.  It is not too late to sign up and enjoy the benefits for the rest of the subscription year - just visit our website.

You can tidy up your garden ready for winter, keep your guttering and drains free from leaves, and we will even collect Christmas trees under six feet in height.

Cllr Caroline Mott, West Devon Borough Council's Lead Member for the Environment, said: "The service presents great value for customers this time of year.  I know with autumn coming there will be lots of fallen wet leaves and other bits in my garden as I tidy it for winter.  The last thing I want to do is to put them in the boot of my car to take to the tip - as that will just create another job for me and adds to my carbon footprint with the journey.

"Extending the service until next spring means that all of our Garden Waste customers can use the service now throughout the winter at no extra cost.  They can also put out their Christmas trees for recycling with their garden waste in January and it will be collected with non-subscribers having to make other arrangements."

If you are not a subscriber but would like to join the service, it's very simple; just visit our website and sign up. Within two weeks you'll be enjoying a fortnightly collection from outside your property.

For more information about the Garden Waste Service visit: www.westdevon.gov.uk/gardenwaste

Issued: 8 October 2019