We can collect your garden waste fortnightly for an annual fee.
Any new subscriptions, renewals or upgrades for garden waste collections made between 4pm Friday 21st December and Wednesday 2nd January will be arranged from Thursday 3rd January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Sign up and pay for garden waste collections online
You can renew your subscription up to 12 weeks before your subscription ends. If you're not sure when your subscription ends, you can use the renewal form to find out when you can renew.
Renew or find out when you can renew your subscription online
If you have signed up for one 140L green wheelie bin or three dumpy sacks collections, you can upgrade your subscription to two 140L green wheelie bins or six dumpy sacks collections for £12.00. Upgrading will not extend your subscription - this will end 12 months from the date of your first collection on your original 1 wheelie bin or 3 sacks subscription.
Upgrade your garden waste subscription online
Alternatively, you can go to a One Stop Shop or phone 01824 706000 to arrange garden waste collections.
What happens after I have arranged collections?
We will arrange to collect your garden waste for 12 months from the date of your first collection. We'll send you the following within 10 working days;
- unique identification label for your green bin(s) or a tag for green dumpy sacks
- a calendar showing your collection days
- and any additional containers (if necessary).
Please take care of your label as an administrative fee of £10.00 will be charged for a replacement.
How much does it cost?
The cost for our garden waste collection service depends on the amount of containers you use and how you subscribe - it's cheaper if you subscribe online;
||Cost when subscribing
|Cost when subscribing
any other way
|One 140L green wheelie
bin or three dumpy sacks
|Two 140L green wheelie
bins or six dumpy sacks
|Keep your 240L / 360L
green wheelie bin*
The type of container (wheelie bin or dumpy sacks) you use, depends on what you currently use on the x2 service.
*This option is only available to customers who already have the 240/360 litre wheelie bin - we will not be distributing anymore 240/360 litre wheelie bins. Any breakages will be replaced with 2 X 140 litre wheelie bins.
Click a heading below to find out more information:
The following garden waste goes in your green wheelie bin or green dumpy sack:
- Grass cuttings
- Garden prunings
- Branches and twigs
- Bark wood and shavings
We will not empty green dumpy bags or green bins which contain; soil, general household rubbish or food products
No. We will not empty any black bin or refuse sack that contains garden waste. Garden waste must be placed in either the green wheelie bin or green dumpy sack. If garden waste is found in any other container, it will result in a formal notice being served and possible further enforcement action being taken.
Unfortunately, the new garden waste collection service is unavailable to customers on weekly pink and clear sack collections. If you are on these collections, please do not sign up for the garden waste collections. We will be reviewing this and will let you know if this changes.
No. Councils are not obliged to provide householders free collection of their garden waste although they do have a duty to dispose of household waste free of charge. The law gives Councils the discretion to make a reasonable charge for the collection of household garden waste in the same way that charges can be made for bulky waste collection.