Garden waste service terms and conditions

When you sign up to the Lichfield & Tamworth Joint Waste Service garden waste service, you will be accepting the following terms and conditions:

General terms

  1. You agree to pay Tamworth and Lichfield Joint Waste Service to collect your garden waste that is placed in your garden waste bin(s). Each bin service costs £36 per year (2018).
  2. You acknowledge that the garden waste collection service is provided on alterative weeks (maximum of 25 garden waste collections), with a two-week shutdown over the Christmas period.
  3. You understand there are no reductions for subscribing to the service part way through the year.
  4. You accept that you will not be entitled to a refund if you move out of Tamworth Borough or Lichfield District, or no longer require the service for any reasons part way through the subscription period.
  5. You are aware that if you move to another address within Tamworth Borough or Lichfield District you can transfer your garden waste service to your new address free of charge - please call our team on 0345 002 0022 to transfer your subscription and we will send you a new sticker for the bin at your new property (please do not take your stickered brown/green bin with you).
  6. Towards the end of your current subscription period, we will contact you to sign up for the next subscription period. If you do not sign-up and make payment by the end of your current subscription period, you will not receive any further collections until a payment has been made.

Collections

  1. Your garden waste bin(s) will be emptied every fortnight (except for the two weeks over Christmas and New Year) on your usual collection day unless, other factors such as very bad weather or operational issues stop the service from running. In such circumstances we will endeavour to return to empty your bin as soon as possible.
  2. You will receive your bin sticker within 10 days of subscribing to the service. Please attach the sticker to the front or back of the bin and ensure the sticker is visible to the crews on your collection day.
  3. Bins that are not displaying a valid sticker will not be emptied. If your sticker becomes detached or lost please contact 0345 002 0022. 
  4. Your garden waste bin(s) should be presented with the lid closed at the edge of your property and the public highway by 7am on the day of collection and returned back to your property as soon as possible after emptying. We recommend storing stickered brown bins securely, as the permits are valuable.
  5. Bins that are overflowing, have raised lids, or are overweight and unsafe to be emptied will not be emptied. Side waste left at the side of the bin will not be collected either.
  6. If we are unable to empty your bin because it wasn’t presented, it contained the wrong waste, it was too heavy or the waste was compacted or frozen we will not carry out a return collection and your bin will be not be emptied until the next scheduled date. There will be no refunds if we are not able to collect the bins for this reason. 

Accepted material and contamination

  1. Garden waste bins should only be used for grass cuttings, hedge clippings, weeds, plants and prunings and leaves and these should be placed loose in the bin (please do not use any bags/sacks). 
  2. Soils, turf, rocks, stones, large branches, sawdust, pet waste, food etc should not be placed in the garden waste bins. If these items are found to be in the garden waste bins the crews will not empty them.
  3. If bin(s) are reported contaminated, the contamination will need to be removed in order for the bin(s) to be emptied on the next scheduled day.

Data protection

When you sign up to the garden waste service you will be asked to provide your name, address and telephone number. Your data will be stored securely in line with the Data Protection Act. We will use your data to notify you about renewing your garden waste subscription at the end of each year. We may also use your contact details to let you know about service issues, such as snowy weather delays, or when we need to provide service updates, such as contamination or recycling data. If you wish to remove your contact details from our database, please contact our customer services team on 01543 308000.


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