PEOPLE are being asked to have their say on changes to kerbside garden waste collections which could save Wiltshire Council thousands of pounds.

Garden waste is currently collected at the kerbside every fortnight for those living in the Wiltshire Council area, but the council has put together three proposals to reduce the cost of the service.

Toby Sturgis, the cabinet member responsible for waste management, said: “The council faces significant financial pressures with reduced funding from central government, increased service demand and inflation and these pressures are likely to increase. We need to make savings to help the council deliver its priorities of protecting vulnerable people, boosting the local economy and bringing communities together. “We want to involve local people in any decisions we make to ensure people have a chance to have their say.”

From July 1 people will be asked to choose which of these three options best meet their needs:

  • A three-month suspension of the kerbside garden waste service with no collections in December, January and February.
  • A five-month suspension of the service with no collections in November, December, January, February and March.
  • To introduce a chargeable kerbside garden waste collection service of £35 a bin a year.