City of York Council is reminding residents that garden waste collections start again from Easter Monday (2 April).
The collections from nearly 67000 homes will run fortnightly until late November.
Last year City of York Council collected just under 13000 tonnes of garden waste from York homes. All this waste is turned into compost, with some for sale at Hazel Court household waste recycling centre.
Councillor Andrew Waller, deputy Leader of City of York Council with responsibility for the environment, said:
“We run the green bin service when residents do most of their gardening, so Easter Monday is a great time to start this year’s collections.
“For those without a green bin, we offer discounted home compost bins and or they can take garden waste to one of our household waste recycling centres.
“We’d also like to remind all residents that, especially after we make a major change like reintroducing garden waste, the times of collections can change. So please put your bins or boxes out before 7am on your collections day.”
Black bin and recycling collections also continue on the bank holidays.
You can check your bin day on your collection calendar, or online at www.york.gov.uk/refuselookup
You can also get free reminders of all your waste and recycling collections to your smartphone or tablet. Just download the One Planet York app for apple or android.
Residents without a green bin are also able to take garden waste to Hazel Court and Towthorpe Household Waste Recycling Centres. Alternatively, the council offers a special discounted rate on home compost bins. Go to www.york.gov.uk/composting