Woking Borough Council
Civic OfficesGloucester SquareWokingSurreyGU21 6YL
Telephone: 01483 755855
21 October 2013
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A Woking resident was wheelie excited last week (17 October 2013) to be presented with a garden waste bin, which will be collected free of charge for one year, by Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and Keith Challen, Biffa's Business Manager for Woking, for being the 13,000th subscriber to the Garden Waste Collection service.
Woking Borough Council launched a competition with support from its waste contractor, Biffa, to offer the Garden Waste Collection Service's 13,000th subscriber the coveted prize, which also included a handy gardening set, and the winner was Mrs Cliff from Woodham, Woking.
Speaking of her win, Mrs Cliff, said: "I am absolutely delighted to be the winner of the competition. I have been meaning to sign up to the Garden Waste Collection service for a while now because it is a much more convenient way to compost my garden waste than having to take it to the local tip."
The Garden Waste Collection Service is a simple, convenient and cost effective way of disposing of your grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, dead plants and much more, without the need to leave your home. For an annual fee, subscribers are provided with a green wheeled bin, which will be emptied at the boundary of their property every two weeks.
Keith Challen, Biffa's Business Manager for Woking, said: "Woking Borough Council and Biffa run a very successful Garden Waste Service, with over 5,000 tonnes of waste being composted every year. We hope that customer numbers continue to grow and we can maximise the volumes of garden waste composted."
Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services, added: "I'd like to offer my congratulations to Mrs Cliff for winning this competition. The Garden Waste Collection service is such a convenient way to dispose of garden waste. 13,000 subscribers is a fantastic milestone and I certainly would encourage residents to subscribe."
Woking Borough Council's Garden Waste Service is a fortnightly collection from the boundary of your property. The waste is then taken to a local farm to be composted and used as fertiliser for crops. Woking residents can subscribe for as little as £45 per year and further discounts are available for those on means tested benefits.
For further information on joining the Garden Waste Collection Service, visit www.woking.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01483 755855.