Garden Waste Service Changes

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has set out plans to change the way its garden waste service is paid for in 2025.

The council has agreed the introduction of a permit scheme from April 2025 which will include subscribers receiving a sticker for their bins to identify them as fully paid-up garden waste customers.

When customers sign up and pay for the scheme in 2025, they will be sent a garden waste permit sticker to put on their bin/or bins, which will help the waste collection crews identify which bins should be emptied.  All subscribers will receive a new sticker annually each time they renew.

The garden waste subscriptions currently run via annual direct debit payments from the date people signed up for the scheme.  Next year, the council will stop taking direct debit payments for the service.  Customers will instead make a single annual payment by debit or credit card, so that everyone’s payment year will run from 1st April to 31st March each year.

Benefits to customers include an all-new online system so they can manage their account and change their details much more easily.  This will also mean the councils can contact people quickly if there are any disruptions to the service, such as during adverse weather.

There is more information on the SODC website.

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