BIN COLLECTIONS: Richmondshire residents still have time to subscribe to having their garden waste collected at the kerbside.

From February 24, householders wishing to keep green bins and continue with fortnightly collections will need to pay £17 a year.

Residents must have subscribed by Friday, February 7 – they will then be issued with a licence which must be attached to their green bin.

Anyone who does not wish to be part of the scheme and dispose of their own garden waste do not need to do anything. To subscribe call 01748-828777.