New paid-for Coventry waste collection set to begin next week

Collections will begin on Monday, June 3
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Residents are being urged to sign up for a new paid-for garden waste service in Coventry. Collections will be starting across the city on Monday (June 3).

Coventry City Council announced that they would be introducing a yearly collection fee of £40 in March. It sparked a fierce backlash from hundreds of people who slammed the idea as 'terrible.'

Anyone who would like their brown-lidded bins collected will have to pay the one-time fee for the citywide service which runs from June 3 to May 31. Residents will then receive a sticker which must be placed on the back of the bin for it to be collected.

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Customers will receive their bin sticker within 10 working days of payment being received by Coventry City Council. Collections will begin next Monday (June 3).

Bins must be placed outside by 7am on collection days and they will be emptied fortnightly, Coventry City Council said. However, there will be an annual pause in collections each year over Christmas.

Coventry City Council has urged people to sign up for the new paid-for waste collections and said they can pay the £40 fee online or by calling 08085 834333. Payments will also be accepted at the Customer Service Centre on Upper Precinct.

Councillors announced the move as part of plans to curb spending at a time when they say they are facing 'serious funding pressures.' Spending will this year likely exceed £867.8m.

A spokesman for Coventry City Council said: “Have you signed up for your garden waste bin collection permit? Our new paid-for garden waste collections will begin next week. If you would like to sign up for a permit, you can do so through the council website, over the phone or in person.”

What can I put in my brown-lidded bin?

  • Grass Cuttings

  • Shrub and Hedge Clippings

  • Plants and Weeds

  • Leaves

  • Twigs and Bark

  • Flowers

  • Food Waste

Can I put the garden waste in my green-lidded household waste bin?

No, you should not put any garden waste into your green-lidded household waste bin, apart from invasive weeds, such as:

  • Giant Hogweed

  • Japanese Knotweed

  • Himalayan Balsam

  • Wolfsbane

  • Horsetail

  • Himalayan Knotweed

  • Hedge Bindweed

  • Common Ragwort

  • Hairy Bittercress

  • Deadly Nightshade

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