If you have been trying to use the council website over the past couple of days, you will have experienced problems (sadly outside our control).
This has meant that those trying to sign up to the Early Bird discount offer have missed the original deadline. I contacted the cabinet member in charge earlier today and he's agreed to extend the sign up period by a week to help out those affected by the website outage.
You have to sign up to the scheme online and if you do so before 22 November 2013, you will only have to pay £30. Signing up afterwards will cost £35 and this price will apply until the 31 July 2014, when the price drops to £17.50 for the remainder of the year. .
We'll provide 20 collections over the collection season in 2014 - February to November. Most properties will be supplied with a wheeled bin, but some properties may be deemed unsuitable and will be supplied with 60 special green bags for the year.
You will also be able to take green waste to our Household Recycling Centres at no cost.
The best option for your green waste is to compost it at home - that cuts out all the carbon emissions from transporting it. You can get some advice on it here.
Don't forget that we are now into the final cycle of green waste collections for this year.