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messageNew garden waste regs??
Posted by apbremer 12 May, 2019 10:14

Cannot get answer from Southwark. can we continue to use the big paper bags or will they not be collected any more??

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by singalto 12 May, 2019 11:05

I have read the leaflet and my understanding is that you have to buy the brown bags and can only use them if you donít have a brown bin. They canít be used by brown bin owners unless they are in the bin with the lid closed.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by mancity68 12 May, 2019 11:24

So presumably worth trying to stick up on free brown bags now?

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by dresswaves 12 May, 2019 12:10

Too late. I think the libraries are out of bags & no idea if they will be resupplied. Wouldn't surprise me if we have to order them online!! Seems a collection will also have to be booked!

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by ed_pete 12 May, 2019 12:43

There is no mention of the brown bags in the leaflet so my presumption is that they may collect them but once you've run out that's it. Not sure that the libraries will want to take on the admin of selling the bags in future.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by Pugwash 12 May, 2019 14:09

We have been trying to get brown bags from library for the best part of 6 weeks, we have a brown bin but knew from experience that our once a year full garden maintenance produces much more. The gardeners solved it by bringing several large bags (used for sand etc) and did several trips to the tip.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by EDBoy 12 May, 2019 16:21

apbremer, yes, you will still be able to use the brown biodegradable bags. None of the stockists that previously had the brown bags have received any deliveries from Southwark Council for about the last month. You can buy 20 for £15 from Southwark Council www.southwark.gov.uk. You will need to book a collection, via the website, each time you wish to leave a bag or bags out for collection. There is no mention of an additional charge for this collection. There is a separate thread about this already: Brown bin collection - Council starting to charge? new Goto Page: 1 ... 6, 7, 8

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by dresswaves 12 May, 2019 16:34

EDBoy Wrote:
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> apbremer, yes, you will still be able to use the
> brown biodegradable bags. None of the stockists
> that previously had the brown bags have received
> any deliveries from Southwark Council for about
> the last month. You can buy 20 for £15 from
> Southwark Council www.southwark.gov.uk. You will
> need to book a collection, via the website, each
> time you wish to leave a bag or bags out for
> collection. There is no mention of an additional
> charge for this collection. There is a separate
> thread about this already: Brown bin collection -
> Council starting to charge? new Goto Page: 1
> ... 6, 7, 8

But at the moment this information is not on Southwarkís website & you cannot order bags.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by EDBoy 12 May, 2019 17:29

I found this information here.

[www.southwark.gov.uk]

At the moment, if you leave the brown bags next to the bin, they put the bags either in your bin, or another bin with more space.

Yes, I can't see that you can order the bags on the Southwark website yet. I was replying to the original post by apbremer.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by singalto 13 May, 2019 07:54

On page 6 of the leaflet it states that they will not collect extra garden waste if placed next to the bin. I assumed that meant that they will not collect extra brown bags if you have a brown bin. What do others think it means as it is not clear to me..

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by EDBoy 13 May, 2019 08:28

I live in SE24. Today is bin day. I put out the green bin and the brown bin. The brown bin was full and I placed a brown biodegradable bag that was also full, next to it. The brown bin is now empty and the bag has gone. After June 1st, if you subscribe for a brown bin, you will need to place the brown bag in the brown bin or, you will need to book a collection, via the website, each time you wish to leave a bag or bags out for collection. Why would you pay for brown bags to put in your brown bin, that you have already paid for, through the subscription?

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by edcam 13 May, 2019 10:43

Do we need another thread on this?

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by PeckhamNicola 14 May, 2019 05:02

From faqs:

What if I want to sign up but donít have space for a brown wheeled bin?

If your property does not have space for a garden waste bin, but you do still have a garden and wish to dispose of your waste, you will be able to purchase a pack of 20 garden waste bags for £15 from www.southwark.gov.uk. These are not a direct alternative to having the garden waste wheeled bin - you will need to book a collection, via the website, each time you wish to leave a bag or bags out for collection.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by herne hilly 14 May, 2019 08:43

I think we will all have to wait and see how this works as we all garden in different ways. Im more of a blitz garden so do loads on a weekend and then nothing - in this case I could fill the bin and buy the bags and book a collection to get rid of it. OR I pile it up and get rid of one bin load each week. OR I don't subscribe and take it to the dump myself. Or i change the way i garden and do just a bin load a week. Im still debating !

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by Countrlass22 17 May, 2019 21:50

Well I went on to order my 23l new food waste caddy
They state brown bags you will have order them and pay for booked collection on named dates.
Like you do bulky waste.
20 bags for £15 I think said.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by Sally Eva 18 May, 2019 07:50

But the food caddy collection is stll free, yes?

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by herne hilly 18 May, 2019 08:30

Yes i ordered both the small caddy and the bigger lockable one for outside. From memory, i had to order each one separately as it wouldn't let me tick both, but i maybe i missed something on the online form


Sally Eva Wrote:
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> But the food caddy collection is stll free, yes?

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by tomskip 21 May, 2019 16:45

I'm going to keep going with the paper bags I think. Just prefer them to having my front garden completely cluttered up with fugly bins.

messageRe: New garden waste regs??
Posted by Countrlass22 21 May, 2019 19:20

Yes food caddy is free


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