Waste and Recycling

Garden Waste Collection Service 2017/18



Subscribe to the 2017/2018 Garden Waste Collection

The service will run from 1 April 2017 until 28 February 2018. Collections will continue to be suspended over the winter - from December to February. The last collection will be fortnight commencing 20th November. Households can join the scheme at any time during the year.

Please read the Terms & Conditions before clicking the button below to pay online using a debit or credit card and quoting the reference number on your letter. If you are a new subscriber or have not received a letter please call 01748 829100 to obtain your reference number and to make a payment.

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Pay Online

Once payment has been received, you will receive a confirmation letter and a licence within 21 days. The licence must be fixed to the handle of the green garden waste bin from 1st April 2017 using the cable tie provided - it indicates to the collection crew that you have paid for the service.

Only your address and the expiry date will appear on the licence. A licence is needed for each bin presented for collection. With no valid licence your bin will not be emptied. If you do not receive your licence within 21 days of making payment please contact us on 01748 829100.

Full details about the changes to the garden waste service can be found in the Information Flyer and Frequently Asked Questions document.

If you do not wish to subscribe to the service you can compost your garden waste at home or take your garden waste to your local civic amenity site

Compost Bins

North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York Council are working in partnership to supply residents with low-cost compost bins. There are two sizes of bins available to purchase at subsidised prices:
Size Cost
220 litre compost bin £8 + delivery
330 litre compost bin £10 + delivery
There is also a buy one get one half price offer on the already discounted compost bins which means North Yorkshire residents can team up with a family member, friend or neighbour to get a compost bin for as little as £6 each. Delivery is £5.99 per order. For more information and to purchase a compost bin, please visit www.getcomposting.com.
The bins are made in the UK from 100 per cent recycled plastic, have a windproof secure push-fit lid and removable side hatch, are carbon footprint certified by the Carbon Trust and are guaranteed for 15 years.
To learn more about other methods of composting, see the alternative composting systems section below for more information. Products such as caddies, wormeries, hot bins and kitchen composters can also be purchased at www.getcomposting.com or other retailers.
If you require any further information please contact us on 01748 829100.