Garden waste registration scheme delayed

Green bins

Due to supply chain problems in issuing registration stickers for the new garden waste collection scheme, Slough Borough Council has delayed the start date until 28 November 2022.

The scheme, which was due to start on 1 November, replaces the old free garden waste collection and requires residents who wish to have garden waste collections from home, to register and subscribe for £50 per year.

On subscription, residents were due to receive a sticker for their bin with their address on it and a letter welcoming them to the scheme. Unfortunately, due to a delay in the materials needed for the stickers, these have not yet gone out.

Now the new scheme will begin on 28 November with free garden waste collections continuing until 25 November.

Postcards explaining the new scheme are being delivered to more than 50,000 households this week.

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, lead member for transport and the local environment, said: “Unfortunately the printing and delivery of the stickers has hit a snag in the supply chain, and we cannot be sure we can get the stickers to residents before the original start date.

“We do not want residents who have already subscribed not to receive the service they have paid for. So, we are moving the start date and the subscription period accordingly.

“We apologise for the inconvenience. The scheme will be going ahead as it was – just a couple of weeks later than we had hoped.”

Residents can continue to sign up for the new scheme at on the garden waste pages.

The subscription year will be now run from 28 November 2022 to 1 December 2023.

Published: 28 October 2022