The collection of household garden waste is an optional, paid-for, year-round service. Brown bins are only collected from households that have signed-up to this service.
You can sign up for the 2016/17 garden waste collection service using the garden waste sign up form.
The 2016/17 service will run from week commencing 23 May 2016 to week commencing 15 May 2017. Collections are fortnightly on the same day as your green bin collection (collections will be monthly in December and January).
When you sign up to the service it takes time to process the payment, therefore your brown bin will not be picked up if you sign up within 3 working days of your next collection day.
You can subscribe to the service until 28 February 2017, but will be charged the same standard price and their service will end on the same date (i.e. end in the week commencing 15 May 2017). No concession rates are available.
To sign-up to pay by direct debit you must subscribe by midnight on 30 June 2016. These payments will be taken on or around the first weeks of July, August and September. After 30 June 2016, the direct debit payment option will no longer be available so please use another means of payment.
Please note: if you DO NOT already have a garden waste bin at your property you will need to call 01733 747474 to arrange to have one delivered.
Bin collection day
You can use the bin collection day search to find out what day your brown bin will be collected.
The collection service will start on the week commencing 23 May 2016 and end on the week commencing 15 May 2017. Collections are fortnightly on the same day as your green recycling bin.
In December and January collections will be monthly, please check the collection day calendar for further details.
Collection service costs
The standard annual charge for the brown bin collection service is £39.
Additional brown bin
There is a one-off charge for a brown bin of £20, you can request an additional brown bin using the garden waste sign up form. Please note you cannot pay for a second brown bin via direct debit.
Composting at home
Home composting is a great way of getting free compost in your own garden. At least 30% of household waste can be composted, you can find out more about composting here.