Ten lucky residents are to get their garden waste bins emptied free of charge after winning this year’s competition from Boston Borough Council.

They were all selected at random to get their direct debit payments back in our garden waste prize draw.

The winners are Simon Jackson, Jackie Buckberry, Lucy Bell, Mark Ridley, Kim Harrington, Liz Ward, Ian Alexander, Paul Wright, Akintayo Falayajo and Julie Nuttell.

This year’s garden waste collections began at the start of April. They continue until November and then resume in February until end of March, with bins collected fortnightly, and there is still time to sign up. You can do this online at www.mybostonuk.com/gardenwaste

If you have not used the service before you will have to pay for your brown bin (£25 delivered to your door) and then the annual service charge of £45. If you have a large garden you can have more than one bin. The additional charge for emptying more than one bin is £20 per additional bin. If you have a small garden you can always share a bin, and the cost, with a neighbour.

Please remember that garden waste MUST NOT be placed in the green bin and should be taken down to the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Bittern Way, or home composted (compost bins can be purchased at a reduced price by going online at www.getcomposting.com or by calling 0844 5714444).

You can put grass cuttings, hedge and tree cuttings, weeds, prunings and leaves in your brown bin. Last year’s garden waste collections generated 5,000 tonnes of waste sent for recycling into compost.