It is time for North Kesteven residents to sign up if they wish to continue with their garden waste collection service.
From February 1, customers are invited to re-join or take up the service for a further year of collections of hedge trimmings, grass clippings and garden waste starting in April, at the recently increased rate of £30 a year.
Initially registration and payment can be completed online at www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/gardenwaste or, from February 29, customers can call on 01529 414155 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6.30pm). Subscribers have their brown bin emptied on alternate weeks from April 1, switching to monthly in December and January.
The alternatives are to compost at home, take materials to a household recycling centre, or arrange for proper collection and disposal privately. If you ever lose track of your collection day for any of your bins, you can look it up at www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/fimdmybinday