Brown Wheelie bin containing garden waste

Have your say on garden waste collections.
13 November 2023 to 31 January 2024. This survey is closed.

Following recent confirmation from government regarding their waste strategy, we now know that all councils will be asked to provide a separate garden waste collection service.

Introducing a separate garden waste collection service will support the council's vision to increase recycling rates as set out in our Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2035.

We are assessing future options for the collection of garden waste from residential properties, and are evaluating the introduction of a paid for subscription-based collection service to be introduced from April 2025.

Subscribing properties would be provided with a 240 litre brown bin. Collections would take place on a fortnightly basis between March and October giving 18 collections in total. The garden waste collected would be composted.

Should this service be introduced it will replace the current arrangement and green sacks for garden waste will no longer be available for purchase and will not be collected alongside the black bin.

Legislation allows for a charge to be made to cover the cost of running a separate garden waste service and current evaluation anticipates that the annual subscription fee would be £55.

Have your say

We asked you to complete a survey to help us understand the level of potential interest in this service.

The closing date for responses was Wednesday 31 January 2024.

Further information

If you have any queries about this survey please email Craig Cornish via

The responses you provided will be processed by the Waste Management Team on behalf of the council. No identifying data will be included in the final report as all information will be anonymised.

You will find further information about the processing of your data in our future garden waste collection survey privacy notice and in the consultations and surveys privacy notice.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Published: 13th November 2023