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Cheltenham sees rise in demand for garden waste subscriptions

Cheltenham Borough Council is introducing some changes to collection days in September to help streamline the expanded service.

Garden waste subscriptions have reached 19,339 in Cheltenham - an increase of 1,202 new subscribers to the scheme since the end of March, an increase of 6.6 per cent.

To help crews manage the increase in demand for this service, the council has said a small number of households will see a change to their collection day for garden waste. 

Affected residents will contacted by letter over the coming week, which explains how the service will change from Monday, September 14. The council stress that there are no other changes to services at this time.

The online waste and recycling tool will also be updated and available for residents to check when their garden waste will be collected.

Councillor Steve Jordan, council leader, said "The garden waste collection team have seen the significant increase in the amount of garden waste presented at kerbside since lockdown was introduced.

"I welcome these garden waste changes which will keep up with demand of the service, increase efficiency and enhance the quality of service provided.''

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