January 2023

Town and Parish Council Update

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January 2023

Early sign ups for our garden waste service will make it more efficient

Garden Waste Tree

Residents of the South Hams who want to sign up to the new fortnightly garden waste collection service are being encouraged to sign up before 22 January, to ensure the service can be as efficient as possible.

Thousands of residents have already signed up for the service since subscriptions went live on 1 November.

Anyone in the district can sign up; an annual £49 subscription covers collections for one brown wheelie bin, with a maximum of two subscriptions for two bins per household.

The first collections will begin in March. The Council is encouraging everyone who wants their first collection in March to sign up by 22 January.

This is so Council staff have enough time to create the collection rounds and get everything ready ahead of launch. The more people that sign up by 22 January, the more robust and efficient the rounds will be.

Anyone will still be able to sign up after 22 January, but their starting date may be delayed.


How do I sign up?

Lawnmower Garden Waste Grass

Residents can sign up to the service in two ways:

  • The quickest and easiest way to sign up is on our website: 
    www.southhams.gov.uk/gardenwaste - The website is also full of information and useful FAQs on the service.
  • Alternatively, call us: You can call us on 01803 861234. We expect phone lines to be very busy, so there may be a wait.

How can you help?

Garden Waste Poster

We're asking you to display our poster in your noticeboards and anywhere else you can to help promote the service - click below to download as either a PDF or jpg.

Download poster as PDF.

Download poster as JPG.


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