It’s time to do that last minute mowing and pruning – as the garden waste collection draws to a close for this year.

For people living in the city who receive garden waste collections, their last collection of the year will take place on their normal recycling day ending in October. The garden waste service will then resume in April 2018.

Councillor Sally Longford, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services, said: “We are one of a few local authorities that still offer a free garden waste collection for our city residents.  We are proud to have been able to offer the service this year, which has provided our citizens with an easy way to dispose of their garden waste.”

The new 2017/18 bin calendar will be sent out to all households in November with the Nottingham Arrow magazine.  The calendar will also highlight the new Christmas and New Year bin collections and show when the garden waste collection service will start up again.

While the service is not in action, residents are advised to try composting at home which has the benefit of reducing waste going into the bin while providing free nourishment for gardens. Composters can be bought locally at most garden centres.

Residents can use the local waste and recycling centre for additional garden waste. For more information about bin days and recycling visit: