Green waste


From April 2020 the green waste service cost is reducing to £42 per year - this is now reduced further to £38.50 as people will now be signing up in May. There will also be a one-off £30 fee for new customers to cover the cost of the bin or bags.

Green waste

We offer 2 green (garden) waste collection services:

  • Green waste premium collection
  • Green waste bagged collection

Green waste premium (fortnightly collection)

You will be able to sign up or renew your green waste subscription from 27 April 2020.

If you sign up to the green waste premium service, in the majority of cases, we provide a wheelie bin for your garden waste.

If your property is not on the wheelie bin service for non-recycling and recycling, we will provide you with compostable bags instead. You can use 4 bags per service, which is equal to the size of a bin.

If we provide bags for your property, we can only accept the compostable bags provided by the council.

Before use

Compostable bags are best kept in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight and safely away from young children and pets.

The bags will last up to 12 months if stored with care, but will naturally weaken with age, so don’t keep more than you need. The supplier prints the date of manufacture on the side of the bags so that you can check.

Do not store bags under a sink or in a garden shed, as they may get damp or mouldy.

In use

You should aim to fill your bags close to the date your collection is due to take place. They will last outside for a short period of time, but try not to store filled bags outside for too long before your collection is due.

The service costs £42 per year, from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Any new customers will need to pay £30 to cover the cost or the bin or bags we supply. Existing customers will only pay the subscription fee.

If you sign up after April 2020 the cost for the year ending 31 March 2021 will be:

Green waste sign up cost
Month Subscription cost Cost for bin or bags (new customers only) Total
May £38.50 £30 £68.50
June £35 £30 £65
July £31.50 £30 £61.50
August £28 £30 £58
September £24.50 £30 £54.50
October £21 £30 £51
November £17.50 £30 £47.50
December £14 £30 £44
January £10.50 £30 £40.50
February £7 £30 £37
March £3.50 £30 £33.50

The service runs year-round, except between Christmas and New Year.

You can check your green waste service collection dates online

You can use the service for your (real) Christmas tree, which you need to put next to your brown bin or bags in January.

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If you want to cancel your service please read the refund policy

Green waste bagged collection

We will no longer collect your own bags or pre-paid brown bags on the green waste bagged collection.

We only collect compostable bags, which you need to purchase in person at the cashier desks at the Civic Centre. 

A roll of 20 compostable bags cost £19.

Once you have bought the bags, you will need to book a collection date.