Why is there a charge?
Since Tuesday 1 August 2017 an annual fee has been charged for all additional green bins. These bins are for garden waste only.
Like all local authorities, we need to manage our budgets very carefully over the next few years. Central government has cut the money it once gave us to help provide local services and we will have £3m less to spend by 2020. We now need to look at new ways to find the revenue to provide vital local services.
To help fill this budget gap, many councils now charge residents for all their garden waste collections. Following a consultation in 2016 we are only charging an annual fee for additional green bins for garden waste. This means the first (or only) green bin has no additional charge, any extra bins (additional green bins) will have a charge.
We are currently reviewing how to make it easier for residents to make payments online and also tying it into the timing processes of our contract with our service provider. This means that the green bin renewals will this year run for 11 months for the period 1 August 2019 to 30 June 2020
If you would like your additional green bins to be emptied please register online and pay.