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Council urges residents to go green in 2020

Green Garden Waste 2020Tags Adults , Council , Residents

Residents in the borough are being urged to go green and help the environment in 2020 by signing-up to Barking and Dagenham Council’s Green Garden Waste scheme.

The fortnightly service, which costs £40 per year, offers subscribers an environmentally friendly way to dispose of garden waste such as flowers and grass cuttings, weeds, leaves, and hedge trimmings.

The scheme launched in 2017 and last year around 7,500 residents signed-up.

Subscribers benefit from 19 collections between March and December, but residents must sign-up before Friday 14 February to be eligible for all pickups.

Councillor Syed Ghani, Cabinet Member for Public Realm, said: “People are waking up to a green revolution taking place and we are becoming increasingly aware of the impact we have on the planet and what we can do to help. 

 “I urge as many people as possible to take this simple step and get their garden waste recycled.”

The green garden waste service launched in 2017 and has proved a key part of the council’s effort to meet the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s target of having a 50 per cent recycling rate by 2030.

For more information and to sign-up to the Green Garden Waste scheme, visit our green garden waste page

Green Garden Waste Roadshows

Residents can also sign up for the service at one of the following roadshow events that will be taking place across the borough:   





Tuesday 28 January 2020



11am – 3pm

Barking Learning Centre

2 Town Square

Barking IG11 7NB


Thursday 30 January 2020



11am – 3pm

Dagenham Library

1 Church Elm Lane

Dagenham RM10 9QS


Tuesday 4 February 2020



11am – 3pm

Sue Bramley Community Centre

Bastable Avenue

Barking IG11 0LG


Thursday 6 February 2020


11am – 3pm

Chadwell Heath Community Centre

High Road

Chadwell Heath RM6 6AS


Tuesday 11 February 2020


11am – 3pm

Marks Gate Community Centre

Rose Lane

Marks Gate RM6 5NJ


Thursday 13 February 2020



11am – 3pm

Valence Library

Becontree Avenue

Dagenham RM8 3HT


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