Garden waste prize offer

GREEN waste collections in Northumberland, which take place on a fortnightly basis, have got underway.

County council workers emptied some of the bins for leaves, grass, hedge and tree cuttings and similar materials for the first time this year last week and the remaining bins are being done this week.

The garden waste collections, which run until November, cost £24 for each 240-litre wheeled bin. Those who pay for the service online before the end March will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of 10 prizes of £20 worth of vouchers. For more details, call 0845 6006400 or email