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'Early bird' offer on the new brown bin service

"Early bird" discounts are now available for residents who want to go on having their garden waste collected under the new scheme being introduced by Fenland District Council next year.


From April 3 anyone wanting the council to continue to empty their brown bin will have to pay an annual charge of £40.

But they can save 10 per cent by signing up for the scheme between now and January 9. To get the discount they need to set up an annual direct debit online during that period.

If they subscribe after January 10, they will incur the full charge, payable by direct debit, cash, card or cheque.

For those signing up by January 9 there is also an option to pay the charge by direct debit in three instalments, with payments going out in January, February and March.

The £40 charge was given the go-ahead by Fenland District Council's Cabinet in October.

Because the costs of the service will be funded directly by those subscribing, the move is expected to save the council about £500,000 a year.

The charge will be reviewed annually to ensure that the service remains self-funding.

·         Full details about the new service can be found online at and at the council's one-stop shops and community hubs. Information is also available on other options, such as sharing bins, and on a special offer on home composting.

Article added December 1, 2016