The new permits will come into effect on Monday 17 April, with Councillors confirming at this year’s budget-setting meeting last Thursday (2 March) that the permit will remain at last year’s price of £35.
The price of Garden Waste Permits for Stirling Council residents is in line with many other local authorities in Scotland and averages £1.35 for 26 uplifts over the year.
More than 20,000 permits were purchased last year and reminder letters will be sent to residents from today, (Wednesday 8 March) with details of how to register and pay for the permit.
Some households, including those in receipt of a council tax reduction, will receive the permit for free as part of a concession scheme. The Council will send out permits to anyone eligible by Monday 17 April.
The cost of a permit remains the same regardless of when it is bought, so residents are encouraged to purchase as early as possible to ensure they get maximum benefit.
The permit allows residents to have garden waste collected in the same bin as their food waste, every two weeks. Those who do not purchase a permit will still have food waste collected in the brown bin, for free, every two weeks.
Permits purchased before Sunday 2 April will be delivered before the service starts. Any orders after Sunday 2 April are not guaranteed to arrive before Monday 17 April.
For further details see Garden waste permits | Stirling Council.