MIDSUMMER is just around the corner and Pendle Borough Council is rolling out giant eco garden waste recycling messages on bin wagons this week.

Around 8,000 gardeners in Pendle are on the fortnightly green bin recycling scheme and the council has been contacting people to sign up by Friday June 9 so they don’t miss any collections.

The current scheme ends at the end of June and the new scheme starts from Monday July 3. It costs £41 for the year, with no collections taking place from December 4 to March 4, 2024.

David Walker, the council's assistant director operational services, said: “Last year our crews collected 2, 357 tonnes of garden waste which was made into compost.Let’s see if we can recycle even more this year."

Weeds which come through thick and fast can all go into the green bin to be recycled, as can hedge clippings and grass cuttings and even rabbit and guinea pig bedding.

Find out more and how to pay at: www.pendle.gov.uk/gardenwaste