Green bin collections
Garden Waste Collections
The council offers an opt-in garden waste collection service.
How it works
This service costs £40 per bin per year, running from 1st April to 31st March. Collections are fortnightly excluding Christmas/New year and a four week winter service break (usually around February when garden waste tonnage is at its lowest).
You can opt in for collections at any time but there are no discounts for part-year subscriptions. We do not offer any discounts for any reason, including benefits claimants, multiple bin subscriptions or infrequent collections.
After you sign up you will receive a permit sticker for your green bin - there is more information about permit stickers below.
When you sign up for collections from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022, you can collect a book of vouchers from Planters Garden Centre. Vouchers include free hot drinks and money off products. Simply take the backing you peel off your bin sticker to their Information Desk.
Sign up for 2021 to 31 March 2022 is now CLOSED. Sign up for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 will be open mid January and will be advertised here, on social media and by email if you provided an email address previously.
When signing up, after payment please make sure you wait until you are re-directed back to our online form where you will be given a reference number starting with GBC and a confirmation email will be sent if you have provided an email address. If you are not re-directed or do not receive an email confirmation, please check your online banking to see if a payment has been taken. If no payment has been taken, please apply again or ring our Contact Centre on 01827715341.
After you sign up we will send you a permit sticker to put on your green bin. Your sticker should arrive within 10 working days of payment.
Once this has been received please stick this on the back of your green bin below the handle, so that the crews can see it when they come to do the collections. Your green bin will not be emptied without a valid permit sticker.
Last updated Tuesday, 30th November 2021