Garden (green) waste recycling

Subscribe to the green waste collection service

Most houses and flats with their own individual gardens can subscribe to the green waste collection service. There is an annual fee. The Council will supply you with a green 240-litre wheeled bin which will be collected every two weeks, except for once over the Christmas holiday period.

The subscription lasts from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The charge is:

  • £40 for a Direct Debit subscription
  • £48 for payment by debit or credit card.

The easiest way to subscribe to the Green Waste collection service is to use the online form immediately below.

Subscribe to the green waste collection service

After payment has been received, you will receive a sticker in the post that you must attach to your green bin. Only bins with this sticker on will be collected.

You should contact the Council if you need additional green bins.

Green waste bins should be put out for collection on the property boundary (or other agreed collection point) no earlier than 7.30pm on the evening before the collection day, and no later than 7am on the morning of collection.

You can view the following document as a PDF file:

Green waste collection service terms and conditions

Renewing your 2021/22 subscription

If you have subscribed to green waste collections by Direct Debit, there is nothing you need to do to renew your 2021/22 subscription. The 2021/22 subscription will be automatically taken from your bank account. You will receive a renewal letter from the Council explaining when the annual Direct Debit payment will be collected.

However, if you made a one-off debit or credit card payment for 2020/21, you will be sent a renewal reminder to sign up and pay for the 2021/22 green waste service. The current year runs to 31 March 2021, but you will be able to renew your 2021/22 subscription from 1 February 2021.

Managing your account

If you have already subscribed to green waste collections, you can manage your service through MyAccount. You will need your green waste reference number and access code, which can be found on letters sent from the Council. More details on how you can set up your account can be found here.

If you cannot find them, you will be issued with new codes once you renew your 2021/22 subscription from 1 February 2021.