Amey began collecting garden waste in Surrey Heath in 2018 at an annual cost per bin of £40.
Since that time the increase in disposal costs, fall in recycling prices and the financial pressure on Council services due to no longer receiving any funding from central government has meant that Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) has had to review the pricing of this service.
The annual charge for garden waste customers from April 2020 to March 2021 will be £50. SHBC has committed to freeze this fee for two years. The concessionary fees will remain the same but the cost of additional bins has increased to £35.
For customers with a renewal date before 31 March 2020 the annual charge would reflect the April 2019 to March 2020 fee which was £45.
We believe this service still represents good value for money and is cheaper than a number of garden waste collection services in Surrey.