On 31 March 2024 the existing free garden bin service will come to an end and be replaced with a new fortnightly garden waste subscription service.
The cost per year is £57.50 for one garden waste bin and £30 per additional bin (up to a maximum of 3 additional bins). You can pay by credit/debit card or by Direct Debit. You can also share bins with neighbours to reduce the cost.
Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions about the service. If you'd like to find out more, please see the FAQs further down the page, which provide more detailed information.
How do I sign up to the subscription service?
Can I have more than one garden bin?
Yes, you can have up to a maximum of 4 garden bins per property. However, please be aware that you will need to pay an annual subscription for each bin to be collected.
How often will my garden bin be emptied?
Your garden waste will be collected once every two weeks throughout the year.
What can I put in my garden waste bin?
If you subscribe to the service you can put the following in the garden waste bin:
√ Hedge trimmings
√ Small twigs and branches (less than 2.5cm (1") in diameter)
√ Grass cuttings
√ Flowers, plants, and wind fall fruit
√ Shredded paper
√ Small animal bedding (vegetarian only, for example rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats
No thank you
X Food waste
X Plastic bags or bin bags
X Flowerpots and trays
X Stones or rubble
X Branches or logs (larger than 2.5cm (1") in diameter)
X Any other household rubbish
X Animal waste
X Compost and turf