Chargeable garden waste collection service

If you live in a flat please see this page.

How much does it cost?

It will cost:

  • £40 per bin per year (Direct Debit, Debit or Credit Card)

  • £35 per bin per year (with council-related benefits, no further reduction for Direct Debit)

This works out as £1.53 per collection based on signing up one bin with Direct Debit, or Debit or Credit Card (with collections starting in September).

You can have up to seven green bins, each charged at the same price.


The sign up period will run from 1 September to 31 August every year. You can sign up or add additional green bins at anytime throughout the year, however collections will always end on 31 August. There are no discounts if you sign up part-way through the year and no refunds if you stop using the service.


If you want to continue using this service, you will need to renew by early August every year or sign up to Direct Debit to ensure you don't see a break in your collections.

How does it work?

To use this service you will need to sign up online.


Please note that your first collection may take up to four weeks after signing up.

For information about why this charge is being introduced, please see this page.

 Follow these steps:

  1. Login or register to your online council account

  2. Sign up for the garden waste collection service

  3. After signing up, you will receive a sticker per bin showing you have paid (allow up to two weeks to arrive)

  4. Apply the sticker to the back of your green bin

  5. Put your bin out for collection on your property boundary by 6am on your collection day

  6. Return your bin to your property boundary within 24 hours of collection

Please note: Only bins with a valid sticker will be collected.

Only green bins with a valid sticker will be collected.