Garden Waste and Composting

The cost for the subscription is £40 per year. This equates to £2 per collection (20 collections a year).

Once you have subscribed, we will send your new pink sticker to you. Putting this on your bin will ensure that you get a continuous service until the end of April 2025 (please allow 10 days for delivery).

If you would like to have more than one garden waste bin collected from your property, you can arrange this when you renew. The cost for the service for any additional bins will be £35 per bin. To qualify for the additional bin rate, any additional bins must be ordered and paid for in a single transaction at the same time as you renew your subscription.

What can be recycled in your garden bin?

  • Grass cuttings 
  • Hedge clippings
  • Tree loppings
  • Twigs/bark/leaves
  • Small branches
  • Straw/hay/shavings
  • Flowers/plants

Please DO NOT put any of the following in your bin

  • Food/kitchen waste
  • Cardboard/paper
  • Plastic/black bags
  • Logs/thick branches
  • Ragwort
  • Soil/rubble

Any overflowing bins may be too heavy for our bin lift so may not be emptied

Why do we charge for the service?

The council introduced a charge for the service in summer 2017. The decision was not taken lightly. Unfortunately, like many other local authorities across the country, the council can no longer afford to provide this non-statutory service without introducing a charge. 

Residents can choose to “opt in” to the service. The cost (£40 per year) is in line with other local authorities that already charge for garden waste collection.

The council will only collect garden waste bins from those residents who have paid the subscription charge.

Any questions?

No longer need your bin?

If you have a garden waste bin and you do not intend to subscribe to the service, the council will come and collect your garden bin.

Interested in home composting?

20% of the average household dustbin is comprised of organic material.

You can contribute to the amount of waste that is disposed of in landfill sites throughout the country by composting what you can.