Ryedale council cuts plastic via garden waste tag scheme

Ryedale District Council is taking action to reduce climate change by decreasing the amount of plastic waste it puts into the environment.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 12:45 pm
Residents are being told to keep tags on their garden waste bins.

The council is no longer automatically sending out new plastic bin tag licences for citizens who renew their garden waste subscriptions every year.

The change should remove approximately 12,000 bin tags from the environment annually. The message to citizens is to keep their current bin tags attached to their bin.

Margaret Wallace, head of customer and communities for Ryedale District Council said: “Ryedale District Council is committed to its key aims in our council plan to keep the environment sustainable, safe and clean.

“By no longer automatically replacing a plastic bin tag licence for each subscription every year, we will remove plastic waste from the environment.

“We’re also committed to delivering the best service possible and will replace a plastic licence tag if it is lost, or has been damaged. We hope citizens support the change to the service and ask them to look out for their reminder letter each year. All they’ll need for our teams to collect their garden waste is a current subscription and a plastic licence tag attached to their bin.”

Garden waste subscriptions cost just £38 and citizens will be able to subscribe for the 21/22 service in March, with collections for that year beginning on Thursday, April 1.

Ryedale District Council will shortly be sending renewal letters to current subscribers reminding them to keep their current bin tag licence attached to the bin.

When the 21/22 service opens, the subscriptions can be renewed by going to www.ryedale.gov.uk, by phoning 08000 351566 or visiting the Post Office or other outlets displaying the Pay Point sign.