Love gardening but dislike the time, mess and cost of taking the waste to the tip? The fast, clean and cost effective alternative is a subscription to Boston Borough Council’s efficient garden waste collection service.

The council is keeping the charge for collection, with no increase in 2021 – at £45 for emptying a single bin plus £20 for emptying each additional bin. For those new to the service, or those requiring extra bins, there will be a one-off charge of £25 to buy each bin plus the service charge. The payment lines for the 2021/22 season will be opening on Monday 1st February for those wishing to pay online by direct debit or card payment. Telephone payments will be open from Monday 15th February.

If you paid by direct debit last year and this payment is still active, you do not need to do anything.

New and existing direct debit customers will have the chance of entering a prize draw competition where 10 lucky people will be in with the chance of winning the service for FREE.

In addition, if you sign up online either through direct debit or card payment, you will be automatically entered into a draw to win a Lincolnshire Hamper to the value of £45. Please note these offers are not open to Boston Borough Council employees or elected members.

For those who signed up in 2020 the service will resume week commencing Monday, February 22, and run to the end of March, 2021.

Cllr Yvonne Stevens, the council’s portfolio holder for waste services, said: “Once again we are providing an excellent service for householders to dispose of their garden waste, easily and effectively.

“This service is a well-established service and I want to thank everyone who has used it this last year.

“While anyone can still take their own garden waste to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Bittern Way for no charge, the council’s collection service means residents do not have to move dirty waste in their own vehicles or pay someone else to do it for them.”

Residents are reminded that they must not put garden waste in their green or blue bins. Contaminated bins will not be emptied.