Residents are being reminded that the last collections of garden waste will take place during November.
Durham County Council is thanking householders for taking part in its garden waste recycling service and helping to compost rather than sending unwanted garden materials to landfill.
Garden waste is collected from around 156,000 properties in County Durham between spring and autumn. The last collections this year will take place between 13 and 23 November and resume next spring.
Between April and September this year, over 20,000 tonnes of garden waste was collected from homes in County Durham which has been turned into compost.
Residents are asked to store their garden waste containers safely over the winter until the collections resume next spring.
More than 150,000 households across County Durham have their garden waste collected by the council and If residents have any garden waste over this winter period they can take it to one of the 15 household waste recycling centres in the county.
The council collects the garden waste from households in the Easington, Sedgefield, Chester-le-Street, Durham, Derwentside and Wear Valley areas. In Teesdale a local organisation, Teesdale Community Volunteers, also known as Rotters, provides the collection service.
Residents who receive the Durham County Council garden waste collection service are asked to check their collection calendar and note their final collection date for this year.
Householders can also find out their collection dates by entering their postcode into ‘My Durham’ on the council’s website at www.durham.gov.uk