Waste and Recycling

Garden Waste Collection Service

The garden waste collection service is a subscription only service. If you would like to receive a fortnightly collection of garden waste in your green wheelie bin you will need to pay an annual subscription charge and your bin must display a valid licence. For full details including how to subscribe to this scheme please click here
Where should I put my green bin?
If you subscribe to the scheme please place your green wheelie bin at the kerbside before 7.30am on your scheduled collection day. Please ensure your licence is attached to the handle of your bin. Your bin should be placed at the closest point to the edge of the nearest main highway, in such a position that it does not cause an obstruction. Bin handles should be facing towards the road. For your week of collection please click here
What happens if I have excess garden waste that does not fit in my bin?
Households can have more than one bin, with additional bins being charged at a discounted rate. Please click here for full details. If you subscribe to the scheme, excess garden waste can also be put in the council's compostable bags to be collected from beside your green wheelie bin on your scheduled green bin collection day. These can be purchased from Mercury House, Richmond or one of the council's community offices at a cost of £2.30 per roll of 10 bags. Alternatively the bags can be bought online and posted to your address for an additional postage charge.  Please click here to order bags and make payment.  Please note these bags can only be purchased by households which currently subscribe to the garden waste collection scheme and our crews can only collect the compostable bags which have been purchased from the council. The quality of the compostable bags has been improved and the bags are now much stronger.
What can I put in my bin for composting?
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Grass Cuttings Food Waste
Hedge Trimmings Logs/Thick Branches
 Leaves Soil
 Weeds Dog/Cat Droppings
 Plants Cardboard
 Flowers Plastic/Metal/Glass
 Bark/Wood Shavings Packaging
Please do not put bags in the green wheelie bin. All garden waste should be contained within the bin and the lid fully closed. Excess garden waste left at the side of the bin will not be collected unless it is in the Council's compostable bags.
Contaminated and/or heavy bins will NOT be emptied.
What happens to the garden waste that is collected?
All the garden waste collected from across the district is taken to a local composting facility where it is turned into compost.
What happens on Bank Holidays?
As with your normal refuse collection, if there is a Bank Holiday Monday in the week, all collections will be made a day later than normal and you should put your bin out accordingly. Collections for Good Friday will take place as normal. Please check your wall calendar for exact collection dates including amended dates for Christmas and New Year. Please click here for forthcoming Bank Holiday collection dates.
What happens over Winter?
All garden waste collections will be suspended over the winter months. Please click here for dates for 2015/16.
Assisted Collection Service
If no-one within the household is able to present the green bin at the kerbside due to disability or infirmity, we can offer an assisted collection service to residents who subscribe to the scheme. The collection crews will collect your green bin from a designated point and return it to the same place. For further details and to download the form to request an assisted collection please click here

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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