Garden Waste Club Update

Date: 

Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

A new garden waste collection service will delivered across Surrey Heath from February 2018.

At a meeting of Surrey Heath Borough Council's Executive on December 5, it was agreed that the new subscription-based scheme would operate fortnightly, at an annual charge of £40. 

The Council-backed scheme will be operated by Amey, who replace Biffa, the current Green Waste Club operators. 

The new cost, which is a reduction on the £57 a year charged by the Biffa scheme, includes the provision and delivery of a 240-litre wheeled bin. Subscribers to the existing scheme will be able to keep their current bin upon joining the new scheme.

New customers will receive a bin upon subscribing to the scheme.

Amey are the contractors for the new Surrey Heath waste and recycling collection service under the Joint Waste Contract, which will start on 5 February. 

Managed by Joint Waste Solutions, this arrangement maintains a high quality waste and recycling service for residents in Surrey Heath, Elmbridge, Mole Valley and Woking, while saving taxpayers across the four authorities around £2.5 million a year. 

The first contract of its kind in Surrey, it was part-funded by the Surrey Waste Partnership and supported by Surrey County Council as the waste disposal authority. 

More detailed information on the new Green Waste Club scheme, and the Joint Waste Solutions service in general, will be issued to residents ahead of its implementation in the new year.