Garden waste service
Changes to our garden waste service
There will be some changes made to our garden waste service later this year. We are consulting on proposed changes which include introducing an annual charge of £50 per household per year for the collection of a bin, as part of the Your Neighbourhood group of consultations.
Due to financial pressures, we can’t provide the same service in the same way. Charging an annual fee to fund the service would bring us into line with all our neighbouring councils and support a move towards composting and minimising garden waste, which will help deliver important climate change priorities.
The consultation includes how to sign up, payment options, the size of the bins and how to access composting support. If you are currently registered for our garden waste service your collections will continue as normal until the new charge is implemented. We’ll keep you informed about any changes. The consultation closes at 11.59pm on Thursday 7 May 2020.go to Your Neighbourhood consultation
Our current garden waste service
We only collect garden waste from properties that have registered for our garden waste service.
At the moment the cost to register for the service is a one-off fee of £25 per bin, and up to two bins can be registered. There’s no change to the frequency of collections.
To order a garden waste bin you need to register and sign in to MyAccount.sign into MyAccount to register for our garden waste service
Before you register, make sure you have read the terms and conditions of our garden waste service.
There are two bin sizes to choose from:
- 180 litre (same as standard black refuse bin)
- 240 litre
The one-off registration fee of £25 per bin is the same regardless of the size you choose and each property can have up to two bins registered. If you produce more waste than will fit into two bins you can dispose of it at one of our recycling centres.
Registration covers your property, so bins will stay with the property if you move. If you move to an unregistered property, you will have to register for the service to receive a garden waste collection.
Garden waste bags
Garden waste bags are available by exception only and restricted to those properties that are currently on the grey sack service for refuse. All other properties will receive bins once registered.
Each registration covers three garden waste bags, which is equivalent to one bin. In line with the bin service you may make up to two registrations, which would give you an entitlement for up to six bags. Your first bags will be provided as part of your registration, but you will have to purchase any future replacements.