Accessing Council Services:
You can now access services, get advice and support, and transact with us in the following ways:
- By accessing our wide range of 24/7 online services
- By emailing directly to the relevant service
- By phoning First Contact on 01268 882200 (8.45am to 5.15pm Mon to Thurs, and to 4.45pm on Fri).
- By pre-booked appointment at the Kiln Road office (9.00am to 4.00pm Mon to Fri) - these can be arranged by phoning First Contact on 01268 882200.
Garden Waste - Home composting
Recycle your Garden Waste in many ways:
Garden Waste is collected weekly all year around - Click item for more information
|Wheeled bin||Sacks||Bundled items||Bulky Waste collections||Home Composting|
Compost at Home
|Make your own free compost which can be spread back on your garden, hanging basket or potted plants|
Getting started is cheap, easy and quick
|Almost all garden waste can be composted. Some food waste can be composted too!|
|Making leaf mould from fallen leaves in Autumn is one of the easiest ways to get started|
|Home composting helps to reduce your carbon footprint|
Buy a subsidised compost bin:
How to home compost - watch these handy videos
Creating leafmould this autumn is one of the best ways to dispose of fallen leaves and make a great seedsowing compost at the same time.
|Collect as many leaves as you can|
Place the leaves in a bin liner, loosely tied and placed out of sight, pierce the bin liner with small holes
|Wet the leaves to start the mould process|
|Put the bin liners behind a shed out out the way|
|After two years you can use the leafmould|