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Residents encouraged to ‘get green fingers’ in Ryedale

Ryedale District Council is playing its part to support residents to ‘get green fingers’ by launching its garden waste service for 2022-2023, which costs £38 a year.

Residents are being encouraged to enjoy their gardens, potter in green spaces or make the most of house plants.  

The benefits of gardening are plentiful. It supports good physical and mental health and boosts vitamin D intake by being outside.

The timing of the news comes as avid gardeners and those looking to get green fingers for the very first time look forward to enjoying spring.

Margaret Wallace, Director of People and Resource for Ryedale District Council said: “With spring now here, there has never been a better time to get green fingers in Ryedale and we’re delighted to support residents to do this by offering a garden waste service for £38 for the 2022-2023 service.

“Whether you are a seasoned gardener or looking to get into it for the first time, now is a great opportunity to sign up for our garden waste service."

The decision to charge £38 for the garden waste service was made at the reconvened Council budget meeting, which took place on Thursday 24 February.

Reminder letters and emails have been sent to current garden waste subscribers. Subscriptions can be renewed by going to www.ryedale.gov.uk, by phoning 0800 035 1566 or visiting the Post Office or other outlets displaying the Pay Point sign.

If a citizen doesn’t want to re-subscribe to the service, their collections will stop from 31 March 2022 and they will need to compost garden waste at home, or take it to a local Household Waste Recycling Centre. 

Citizens are reminded to keep their current bin tags attached to their bin to reduce the amount of plastic waste put into the environment. If the plastic licence tag is lost or damaged, Ryedale District Council will replace it. Subscribe as normal, let us know and we will replace lost/damaged tags.

For the teams to collect garden waste, citizens need a current subscription and a plastic licence tag attached to their bin. A receipt will be issued as part of the renewal process as proof of purchase.

New plastic tags will be issued to new customers or customers wanting additional bins.