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Apply for a Garden Waste Permit

On 1 April 2019 we introduced an annual charge for the collection of garden waste presented in brown bins. Letters were sent to all householders in January to inform you of this change.

The annual charge for 2019-20 will be £36 per brown bin. There is no maximum number of brown bins per property, but you must apply for a permit for each brown bin if it is being used for garden waste.

We'll only collect your garden waste if it's placed in the brown bin, and the bin displays a valid permit. If you use your brown bin just for food waste, this service will still be free from 1 April 2019.

Apply and pay for your permit online today using our online form. Register or log in to myaccount to keep track of all your online requests, and we'll populate your forms with your details to save you re-typing them.

Once you have paid for your permit, you will receive it by post. You should write your address on it with permanent marker in the space provided and then attach it to the back of the bin under the handle before you put it out for collection.

If you applied for your garden waste permit by 28 February 2019, you should have received it in time for the first collection on 1 April 2019. Applications received from 01-31 March 2019 are being processed and you should receive your permit shortly if you have not already done so. Applications received after 1 April 2019 may take up to 10 working days to process and you will receive their permit after this.


If you haven’t bought a permit, you can compost your garden waste at home, or take it to your nearest recycling centre.

Your other bin collection services are not changing.

Further information
If you would like more information please read our frequently asked questions. You can read the Garden Waste Permits Privacy Notice here.

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