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Don’t forget to sign up for garden waste collections!

Published: Tuesday, 8th June 2021

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Pendle gardener Margaret Orrell with her green bin.

Gardeners in Pendle on garden waste collections are being reminded that their green bin subscription is coming to an end.

People on the scheme need to pay by Friday 11 June if they want to continue getting their green bin emptied and not miss any collections from 1 July onwards.

And people who’d like to join the popular fortnightly scheme should apply now to see if Pendle Council can add their address to the rounds.
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Councillor Nadeem Ahmed, Leader of Pendle Council said:
“It costs less than £2 per collection and is still one of the cheapest garden waste collections in the country.

“Gardeners on the garden waste collection scheme are doing an extra bit for Pendle and the environment, helping us to reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfill,” he explained.

Carole Taylor, Pendle Council’s Waste and Recycling Co-ordinator said:

“Last year our crews collected an extra 308 tonnes of garden waste for composting, that’s over 12% more than the previous year!

“Once you have paid, please allow up to two weeks for the delivery of your bin sticker and put the sticker on the bin as soon as you get it,” she said.

The cost for the subsidised nine month service is £35 per bin per year which covers the period 1 July to 30 November 2021 and 1 March until 30 June 2022.

There are no collections during the winter months of December, January and February when few people are gardening. 

The reminder to gardeners coincides with some great weather and longer days to enjoy gardening into the evening, as we approach midsummer.

Tips for gardening in June from our Gardening Services Team include:

During these hot, sunny spells it’s best to water in the cooler parts of the day.   

Morning is the best time to water, as when the sun comes up plants start to use water.  If you water in the heat of the day most of the water is lost through evaporation.

Hanging baskets and pots in particular need regular watering so they do not dry out.

Prune spring flowering shrubs such as forsythia this month.

You may need to shade greenhouses to prevent scorching on sunny days.

Stake tall or floppy plants to protect them from damage from the wind.

Continue with weeding!

Continue with regular mowing of lawns.

Happy gardening!