Garden Waste and Composting

Green Waste Subscriptions for 2022/23 are now closed. You will be able to sign up for 2023/24 from February 2023.

The cost for the garden or green waste subscription is £35 per year. This equates to £1.75 per collection (20 collections a year).

Once you have subscribed, your new red sticker will be sent out to you and putting this on your bin will ensure that you get a continuous service until the end of April 2023 (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 £30 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.

Already subscribed? Find your collection day

What can be recycled in your garden bin?

  • Grass cuttings 
  • Plants 
  • Flowers 
  • Pruning
  • Twigs 
  • Small branches 

Please DO NOT put any of the following in your bin

  • Soil
  • Stones
  • Rubble
  • Animal Bedding

Any over flowing 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 (£35 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.

If you have a query about the Garden Waste service:

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.