THE cost of getting your green bin collected will go up again next year.

The green waste service provided by Warrington Borough Council will stop for 2020 early in December.

The last collections for residents that are subscribed to the green waste scheme will be between November 24 and December 4.

Cllr Judith Guthrie, cabinet member for environment and public protection, said: “To avoid any disappointment and to ensure your green waste can be collected, please make sure you do any last minute gardening before this year’s final green bin collections so your garden waste is disposed of properly. Because of the current restrictions, we’ve seen more people outdoors, so now is the time to make sure you give your gardens a final tidy-up – cutting away any overgrown hedges that could creep onto pavements or roads, for example – before the green waste collections end for this year.

“We are also encouraging Warrington residents to look out for your neighbours at this challenging time – particularly those who are not currently able to tend to their own gardens. Please offer them some help or assistance with their garden or waste if needed – such as mowing their lawn, cutting hedges back from publics footpaths, putting their green bin out for collection, and bringing bins back in safely. At times like this we all need to work together to support others in our communities.”

But if you want to subscribe for 2021, the price has gone up for the fourth straight year since charges were brought it.

The service will now cost residents £36 if they sign up online or £40 if they pay by phone or in person.

The £36 is £1 more than last year and £5 more than when Warrington Borough Council started charging for the service in 2017.

Residents who subscribe get their green waste, including grass, flowers, plants, leaves, clippings, cuttings, weeds and other garden waste, collected every two weeks

A spokesman for the council said: “Local councils don’t have to offer a kerbside collection service for garden waste.

“A few years ago we had more money coming from the government into our revenue budget, and we could pay for garden waste collections. Now, there isn’t enough money.

“So instead of shutting down the service completely we still offer it to those who want it, for a small fee.”

Residents will be able to register for 2021 in the new year by visiting the council’s website..