Garden recycling service - how it works

If you have an purple sticker we will continue to collect your garden recycling until 1 December 2017. This is to allow time for us to process your contract renewal.

From 5 November 2017 we will only collect your garden recycling if you display an orange sticker.

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How to subscribe

To join this service you will need to pay for a subscription and buy one of our garden recycling bins, if you do not already have one.

Once you have joined, your garden recycling will be collected from your property every two weeks. You will be sent a special sticker to place on the side of your bin. This will let our collection crew know that you have subscribed to the service.

Be sure to check what you can recycle before you subscribe to this service.

Contract length

Your contract will begin on the first day of the month, following your completed application. All contracts run until 31 August.

For example, if you complete your application on 6 January 2018, your contract will begin on 1 February 2018 and will run until 31 August 2018.


You will need to own a council garden recycling bin and pay for either a 6 month or 12 month subscription.

Garden recycling bins

You must own an official council bin (green bin with a blue lid - as pictured). If you already own a council bin you do not need to buy another.

  • Cost £27 each

12 month subscription

This contract runs from September 2018 to August 2019:

  • Cost £62 (over-75 concession £47)

6 month subscription

This contract runs from March to September 2018:

  • Cost £33 (over-75 concessions £25)

If you live in a block of flats

A larger 1100 litre bin is available for £248 per year for blocks of flats. You will need to contact us for an assessment before you can subscribe to this service.

Moving house

Please let us know if you are moving so that we can amend or remove your details.

Cancel your contract

You can cancel your subscription at any time. Refunds cannot be issued for early contract cancellation.

Report a problem

You can report a problem with your bin or collection if you are unhappy with the service.

Terms and conditions

You should read our garden recycling service terms and conditions before you subscribe.

Updated: 5 July 2018