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1,728 tonnes of garden waste so far this season

You know a good deal when you see one - more than 12,000 borough residents have now signed up to have their garden waste collected from outside their homes.

That means that 1,728.54 tonnes of material from your gardens so far this season has gone to be converted into usable compost - good for the environment and good for taxpayers' pockets.

Boston Borough Council offers garden waste collection as a discretionary service and collects the waste on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council which handles its onward processing.

Compared to this time last year 241 more customers are using the service.

With the wet weather we had and now the sunshine, gardens are really getting going. There's still time to get your brown garden waste wheelie bin to conveniently and cleanly dispose of your grass cuttings, leaves, hedge and shrub trimmings, weeds and plants.

Go to www.boston.gov.uk/gardenwaste and for just £1.50 per collection (£30 for a complete growing season's single bin collection) Boston Borough Council will take your garden waste away every fortnight until the end of November and then again from the end of February, 2019, to the end of March, 2019. It costs £30 for the collection of a single bin and £15 for each additional bin. New customers will have to pay £25 once for the purchase and delivery of their brown bin.

Cllr David Brown, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for waste services, said: "We are all encouraged by the way this service has taken off, continuing to grow in popularity. It demonstrates that people see it as good value and a service which makes life easier and does the right thing for the environment."

Garden waste at Crowland Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Garden waste from Boston borough being processed by Material Change Composting Ltd at Crowland