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15,000 residents sign up for new garden waste collection permit

Article date - 19 August 2020

More than 15,000 residents have now signed up to the garden waste service, in just three weeks since subscriptions opened.
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The new permit costs just £12 and covers a shorter period than usual – Monday 31 August to Friday 4 December 2020.

Sign up as soon as possible to ensure you have your permit in time for the start date. Crews will be operating as normal around the bank holiday on Monday 31 August, with no delay to the first week’s collections.

Find full details and subscribe online at www.sthelens.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call the council’s Contact Centre on 01744 676789.

The current 2019/20 subscription period was due to end on Friday 29 May, but has been extended until Friday 28 August to make up for the collections missed while the service was suspended due to Covid-19.

Normally subscriptions run from the beginning of June until the end of May the following year, with a winter break around Christmas.

Next year, subscriptions will be reset to run from the beginning of March 2021 for nine months. A cost for this subscription is yet to be determined. Residents will be able to subscribe to for the 2021 permit early in the new year.