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Subscriptions for the 2021/22 garden waste collection service are now available. Subscriptions are valid from Monday 29 March 2021 to Friday 25 March 2022.

The service suspends over the winter period due to low amount of waste presented. The last garden waste collections for 2021 will take place either the week commencing 22 or 29 November 2021 depending upon your collection week.

There will be one off collection in January to accommodate Christmas trees, this will take place either 10 or 17 January 2022 depending upon your collection week - Normal garden waste is accepted during this collection.

The service resumes either 14 or 21 February 2022 depending upon your collection week.

The annual subscription charge is £40 per licence. You may have multiple bins, but a licence is required for each. There are no exemptions, concessions or discounts for joining at a later date. Licences are not transferable, non-refundable and are only valid for the property for which they were purchased.

To purchase a licence, please contact 01609 779977.

The council may contact existing customers with relevant information regarding the garden waste service.

When will I receive my licence?

Licences are sent early March, so they are not lost or misplaced. After this time licences will arrive within 10 working days of purchase, if not please contact 01609 779977.

Residents who have signed up to a self-account and provided an email address will be notified when licences are dispatched.

It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure their garden waste licence sticker is correctly displayed and secured to the bin. Failure will result in non-collection.

Collection day finder

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If you suspect any fraudulent activity please report it on 01609 779977.

Misuse of the garden waste scheme will result in removal from the service. There will be no refund and the green bins will be removed from the property.

What can go in the garden waste bin?

Examples of what can and cannot go in your green bin can be found here:

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