WITH the lighter evenings, gardeners are no doubt planning their gardening year ahead and itching to get out into their gardens.

Garden Waste collection is a service on offer in Sedgemoor could be blooming useful.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) said: “The fast, clean and cheap alternative is a subscription to Sedgemoor District Council’s garden waste collection service.

“You get a roomy wheeled bin that is easy to fill as you walk it around your garden, saving time and energy going back and forth.

“The bin holds your garden waste neatly in a corner; no more messy piles of leaves blowing in the wind.”

When ready you wheel your bin outside for the fortnightly collection, saving time and fuel going to the recycling centre.

The council will collect flowers, plants, grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings, weeds and even branches up to four inches across and compost them in Somerset.

SDC is inviting residents to sign up to garden waste collections in time for the spring.

The scheme costs £56.90 per year, and those signing up to the scheme will receive 25 collections a year.

For details call 0300 303 7800.