Garden recycling service

Did you know the Council provides a garden recycling service across the district?

In order to prioritise green and silver bin collections at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, garden recycling collections were suspended for two months in 2020, between April and May.

To compensate any inconvenience caused, we have made a £5.00 reduction to the service for the 2021-2022 scheme.

This has been done to simplify the charging procedures and allow every resident to take advantage of one of the lowest charges in the country.

No savings were made from not collecting garden bins during those two months in 2020, as the staff and vehicles were being used to collect refuse bins due to the measures the council had to put in place around social distancing.

If you are still dissatisfied and do not wish to take advantage of the reduced cost of £30.00, please speak to one of our customer services advisors who will arrange for your bin to be collected.

For just £35 a year you get:

  • a brown bin
  • an all year-round collection service, every two weeks between March and November, and monthly from December to February.

The service runs from 1 April to 31 March. There are no concessions or pro-rata for joining the service part-way through the year. Extra bins are available at a further £35 each.

Order or renew your brown garden recycling bin using our online form.

Upon receipt of payment you’ll be sent a sticker to place on your bin. Please ensure this is clearly placed on your bin as only bins with stickers will be collected. Check your garden waste collection days using our online calendar.

What can you put in your brown bin?

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves
  • small branches and twigs (up to 10cm in diameter)
  • plants and weeds
  • cut flowers

Assisted collections

Do you struggle to put your bin out for collection? We may be able to help. Complete our assisted collection request online form for an assessment.

Missed, lost and damaged bins

If your bin has been missed please complete our missed household bin online form as soon as possible.

If you need a replacement bin please complete our missing or lost bin online form.

If your bin is damaged, you can report this using our damaged resident bin online form so we can arrange a replacement.

We may make a discretionary charge for missing or damaged bins.