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Register now for new garden waste service

Do you use your brown bin?

Register now for our new Garden Waste Collection Scheme!

As of 9 April, there will be a charge for the collection of all brown bins in South Ribble.

To make sure your brown bins are emptied as normal, you need to subscribe by 2 March.

What you need to do:

  • Simply click here.
  • Enter your details
  • Make the annual payment for each bin you’d like collecting
  • A sticker will then be sent to your address in March
  • Follow the step-by-step guide to adding it to your brown bin – it will help our crews easily identify who has signed up for the new service
  • Present your bin as normal for collection

Key facts:

  • The cost is £30 per year per bin
  • This is £1.36 per collection (based on 22 collections per year as there are no collections during the Christmas period)
  • The scheme will run from April to March each year
  • You can subscribe at any time during the year, but the charge is fixed at £30
  • Collections will continue on a fortnightly basis on the same day
  • If you don’t wish to subscribe, we’d encourage you to compost your garden waste at home or dispose of it for free at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre
  • You can find tips on home composting at: www.southribble.gov.uk/waste
  • You can save money by sharing your brown bin with a neighbour (one resident will have to take responsibility for registration and payment)

What is classed as green waste?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge clippings
  • Leaves
  • Branches
  • Weeds
  • Dead plants
  • Flowers

REMEMBER: If you do not subscribe by March 2, your brown bin will not be emptied as normal.