Hi. I contacted Veolia and below is the reply they sent me by email.
Thank you for your email.
You may be aware that Sheffield City Council has taken the decision to end funding for garden waste collections to save money on waste services.
Although a free service is no longer available, Veolia Environmental Services are able to offer you a chargeable green bin collection service. It is easy to use and the charge is a flat rate of £57.60 (including VAT) for a service between April and December 2012.
We are writing to all residents who currently have a green bin to offer a chargeable service, if you decide you do not wish to take up this service the letter also outlines a date to present your bin for the last time so we can empty and remove the container.
The chargeable green bin service will operate in the same way as the old green bin service but with collections of green garden waste every 2 weeks.
You can subscribe to the service by completing the slip that will be attached to the letter we are posting and returning this back to us with a cheque for £57.60, made payable to ‘Veolia Environmental Services Ltd’.
We can also take payments using most debit or credit cards. To pay by card, please ring our Call Centre between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday on: 0114 273 4567. Press ‘option 1’ to get through to Veolia and then press ‘option 3’ for our green bin order line.
You can also email us your contact details to: email@example.com
and we will call you back to take your payment by debit or credit card.
All orders must be received by Friday 6 April at the latest.
Thank you for contacting Veolia Environmental Services. If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Hope this is a help, it would be nice to know what people think about this.