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GREEN WASTE KERBSIDE COLLECTIONS SURPASS 6000 SUBSCRIPTIONS

More than 6,000 Islanders have signed up to have their green waste taken away – helping to protect the environment and boost the economy.

Green waste kerbside collections started in January, costing just £60 per year, which is around £2 a fortnight.

Between April and July alone, more than 765 tonnes of green waste were collected through the service, a 268% increase on the same time last year.

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Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member in charge of waste has said:

“The take up has been great – it shows Islanders want to recycle and that they value the benefits of kerbside collections.

“For a small fee, the scheme saves people’s petrol and generates a useful income for the council, which can help towards other services.

“It also comes on the back of our impressive plastic recycling figures – highlighted in the BBC report last week – which showed us to be among the best in the country.”

Residents can subscribe online for a 240-litre wheeled bin (or three hessian sacks) to be picked up from the kerbside fortnightly, alongside their normal recycling collection.

To subscribe for green waste kerbside collections, visit www.iwight.com/greengardenwaste.

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