Garden waste bin

Have you renewed your garden waste collections yet? You’ll need to do so before the end of the month if you want us to collect your green waste between September 2022-September 2023.

Simply visit before September to make your payment online. It’s the quickest and easiest way, and you get to do it at a time that suits you. Just make sure you’re signed up by September to avoid missing any collections.

The charge for 2022/23 remains frozen at £25 per green bin per year, and the service runs from Monday, September 5, 2022 until Friday, September 1, 2023.

If you paid for garden waste collections last year (2021/22), your green bin(s) will continue to be collected until September 2.

Renew your green bin for 2022/23 now – collections begin from September!

“Help us spread the word”

Even if you’ve already renewed your own green bin, it’s worth checking in with your family, friends and neighbours to see if they’ve remembered to renew for the new collection year as well.

Darren Williams, Chief Officer Environment and Technical, said: “We’re asking residents to help us spread the word as we want to try and make sure everyone gets the best value from the service. You may have family, friends or neighbours who haven’t realised they will need to renew their green bin before September to avoid missing out on any collections. If you’re catching up with friends or relatives, or you see any neighbours in passing who use the service, please check that they realise they need to renew. Thanks.”

Please pay online where possible

The easiest way to pay for the service is online at If it isn’t possible for you to pay online you can call Streetscene to make a card payment, but you are likely to experience a wait if you do so. We highly recommend paying for the service online where possible.

New stickers for 2022/23

Everyone who signs up will receive a sticker pack with a new sticker, which should be displayed on your bin lid from September.

We’re asking residents to NOT put their new sticker on their bin lid until the new service starts in September. Please continue to display your 2021/22 sticker until that service expires on September 2.

No cash or cheque payments

In previous years, we’ve had a number of customers who attempted to pay for the service by sending cash and cheques to us. We must reiterate that we are unable to accept these payments.

I don’t want to renew the service – will you remove my garden waste bin?

Any unwanted garden waste bins can be removed on request. Once requested it may take a number of weeks for the bin to be collected. In the meantime, make sure your bin remains empty, accessible, but not left out causing an obstruction.

It may be worth keeping hold of your old garden waste bin for now because, if your garden waste bin has been removed and you change your mind in future, there is a charge for a new one.

What can I do with my garden waste if I do not want to pay for the collection service?

You can take your garden waste to one of our household waste recycling centres (free of charge). Alternatively, you could compost garden waste at home.

For more information, please visit

Pay for your green bin to be emptied 2022/23.