Changes to the garden waste service

From Monday 26 September we will offer a single chargeable ‘opt-in’ garden waste collection service.

If you previously received free garden waste collections, you will now need to subscribe and pay an annual fee to continue receiving fortnightly kerbside garden waste collections.

The service will cost £50 per bin per year.

Properties not suitable for wheeled bins will be issued with 3 reusable bags (each 80 litres in size).

Why our service is changing

Councils are not required by law to collect garden waste free of charge and not everyone uses the service. Making it an opt-in service will mean that only those who use it pay.

How and when to sign up

The chargeable opt-in garden waste service commenced on Monday 26 September.

Any new subscribers after this date will receive a year’s subscription from the payment date.

After you sign up to the new service

Garden waste collections

Collections will take place fortnightly with a 6-week suspension during December and January.

Garden waste stickers

You will receive a sticker to put on your bin or bag to show that you have registered for the service, this is how we know that you have signed up.

If you haven't received your sticker but have registered and paid for a valid subscription, your garden waste container will still be emptied. Please place your sticker on your bin or bag as soon as it arrives as this helps our crews easily identify which containers are eligible for collection.

Garden waste bins

If you haven’t had the service previously, we will supply a new bin or bag. We will not be providing a new garden waste container if there is already one in use at the property.  If your bin or bag is broken, you can request a replacement bin

Additional garden waste bins

There is no maximum amount of garden waste bins you can have. They are all charged at £50 per bin* per year. Additional subscriptions can start at any time but will be charged at the same rate and will expire at the same time as the first subscription. We are not able to pro rata additional subscription charges.

All subscriptions are charged at £50 per bin*, per year. There are no discounts available for multiple bins.

*properties not suitable for wheeled bins will be issued with 3 reusable bags (each 80l)

If you don't want to sign up to the new service

If you do not wish to subscribe to the new service:

If you do not wish to reuse your bin, we will be able to collect your bin after 6 months.