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Clock ticking for early bird garden waste price

19 January 2023
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There are just a few weeks left for residents to benefit from a reduced price for garden waste collections. 

As announced last year, Plymouth City Council will be bringing in a charge for the non-statutory service in 2023.  

Residents who sign up in the early bird period will be able to benefit from a discounted price of £39 for the season.  

But time is running out to claim the discount, with the cost for residents opting-in for the service after Sunday 12 February reverting to £49.  

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As in previous years, collections will run fortnightly from April until November. 

The decision to charge will brings Plymouth into line with the majority of local authorities nationally and will help to close an unprecedented £37.6m shortfall in the Council's budget for local services next year. 

Inflation, rising energy costs and rising demand for social care services are causing huge budget pressures for all local authorities and this is among the measures to help close Plymouth’s gap. 

But secondly, and crucially for residents, it will also help us ensure the resilience of all types of waste collection with the extra revenue invested in the required staff, both loaders and drivers, ultimately allowing the Council to run a reliable service. 

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