Green-fingered gardener Roger Barry from Stourport-on-Severn has harvested a new garden waste bin, after scooping first prize in Wyre Forest District Council’s recent Facebook competition.

Mr Barry, from Hermitage Way, was among more than 100 residents who took part in the competition to win a year’s free subscription to fortnightly kerbside brown bin collections.

Mr Barry said: “The brown bin has been very useful. 

“I used to pile up the garden waste and then take it by car to the tip. It has saved me a journey and time stuck in traffic.” 

Anyone interested in taking part in the scheme – which saves you time, the mess of taking garden waste to the tip and helps the environment should visit the garden waste pages of the website