Garden Waste Collection
Garden Waste Collection
The garden waste collection service has changed to a subscription scheme, householders wishing to continue to receive fortnightly collections need to subscribe.
Garden waste collection is a seasonal service, with a break in collections from November to March:
- 'Week One' collections had their last 2013 collection in the week commencing 11th November 2013, and will resume in the week commencing 3rd March 2014.
- 'Week Two' collections had their last 2013 collection in the week commencing 18th November 2013, and will resume in the week commencing 10th March 2014.
(You can check your week using the postcode checker below.)
The subscription scheme has a charge of £24 per brown bin, payable in advance, for collection up to March 2015. For more information on the subscription scheme please see our Garden Waste Subscription Pack Leaflet [543kb] (distributed to existing users of the service).
How do I subscribe?
Residents who have a brown bin, and who wish us to continue emptying it after 1st July, will need to sign up to the subscription scheme.
What if I don't want to subscribe?
Residents who have a brown bin but do not wish to subscribe can have their brown removed. Use our online form to request removal of your brown bin, or telephone Customer Services 01756 700600 to arrange for your brown bin to be removed.
I don't have a brown bin but would like to subscribe
Please see our notes below on applying for a brown bin.
I've subscribed, what happens next?
Once you have completed the subscription form and payment has been received, you will be sent a confirmation letter and licence: this should be with you in two weeks.
The licence will need to be displayed on the handle of the brown bin to show the collection crew that you have paid to receive the service. (We will provide a cable tie to fix it.)
I didn't receive an information pack
Everyone who has a brown bin should have received an information pack. We've learned that a problem with our courier meant that some weren't delivered. If that has affected you please accept our apologies. You can download a Garden Waste Subscription Pack Leaflet [543kb] here, read about the scheme on this page, or contact Customer Services on 01756 700600 if you have any questions about the scheme or would like us to send you an information pack.
There won't be any change to your collection dates from 1st July under the new subscription scheme.
You can view and print a copy of your collection calendar by entering your postcode here (please remember to include the space between the two parts of the postcode).
Please note the seasonal break in the scheme, details at the top of this page.
To report a missed collection of your refuse and/or recycling, please complete our online form: Report a missed recycling/refuse collection.
Lost or stolen license tags?
If you have received a license tag from us but it has been lost or stolen please report it using our our online form to report a lost or stolen brown bin tag . Our Waste Management team will assess this and we will contact you if we need more information, otherwise you should receive your replacement licence tags within 20 working days.
How does the scheme work?
Properties on the scheme are issued with a 240 litre wheeled brown bin which will be emptied by us every two weeks from March to mid December. There are no collections during the winter months.
Residents are required to place the brown bin at the edge of their property, by 7.00am on the day of collection, with the licence displayed.
Where does the garden waste go?
We collect approximately 3,400 tonnes of garden waste per year which is composted at Yorkshire Water's site at Esholt in West Yorkshire.
What can go in the brown bin?
- Grass cuttings
- Hedge clippings
- Tree and bush pruning's
- Weeds and Plants
- Dead flowers and house plants
- Fallen garden vegetables or fruit
We will not take...
- Large branches
- Kitchen or catering waste
- Soil or stones
- Any other household waste
Requesting a replacement bin
Please use our online form to request a replacement brown bin if your bin is damaged.
Please note a charge a will be made to replace lost/stolen bins and for additional recycling blue bin requests.
If you are moving into a new or previously empty property and would like us to start making waste and recycling collections, please contact Customer Services on 01756 700600. (You must be registered for Council Tax to be eligible for household waste and recycling collections.)
If you do not currently use the garden waste collection service but wish to register an interest in subscribing please use our online form to register an interest in the garden waste scheme
Please note that unfortunately, it is not possible for us to include all properties in the District on the garden waste collection scheme. For properties we are unable to include on the scheme, we would advise looking at home composting.
Home composting is an alternative to garden waste collection or helps reduce the volume that has to be carried away, and it's good for your garden. You can have a composter bin delivered - details on our Composting page.
Waste ManagementEmail: Waste ManagementTel: 01756 700600