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Garden Waste collection

South Ribble Borough Council operates an opt-in Garden Waste Subscription Service. Collections run every fortnight, with at least 22 collections each year. The year runs from 1 April - 31 March. If you have not signed up by Direct Debit, your collections will stop after the year, unless you renew your subscription. 

Garden waste goes in your brown bin (one will be provided for free if you do not already have one).

Waste you can put in your brown bin includes:

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • prunings
  • dead flowers
  • house plants
  • cut flowers, leaves, and weeds.

It does not include large branches, turf, soil, stones, gravel, or any type of food waste.


Our Garden Waste Subscription Service is £25 per year, per bin. The year runs from 1 April - 31 March.

A brown bin is included for free if you do not already have one at your address.

How to subscribe to Garden Waste Service

To subscribe to our Garden Waste Service for the remainder of the year 2022 - 2023 please complete the online form:

Subscribe to Garden Waste Service 2022 - 2023

To subscribe to our Garden Waste Service for the year 2023 - 2024, you can sign up by Direct Debit.

Once you have successfully subscribed, you will receive a permit and sticker in the post. The sticker must be displayed on the back of the bin, under the handle. Your bin will not be collected unless it has the sticker displayed.

It can take up to 12 working days for your permit and sticker to arrive. If you have not received your permit and sticker after 12 working days, you can contact the Gateway Team on 01772 625 625.

If you do not wish to re-subscribe to the Garden Waste Service you will no longer get a brown bin collection when the year is over (31 March 2023). You can either compost the garden waste at home or dispose of it at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre for free.

Subscribe by Direct Debit

So you don't need to re-register for your subscription every year, we offer an optional yearly Direct Debit service when you subscribe online.

Subscribe by Direct Debit

This means that payment for each year's subscription will be paid directly to the council without you having to do anything more.

If you opt for this service, payment for 2022/23 will be taken up front and payment for each year afterwards will be taken by Direct Debit on the 2 January.

You will receive a new sticker in the post each year once your year's Direct Debit payment has been made.

Further terms and conditions and details about the Direct Debit Guarantee are displayed during the subscription process. 

All bins are subject to our container charging policy if lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair.

More than one subscription

If you want more than one subscription, but only have one bin at present, we will provide an additional bin for free. Note: this must be requested during the subscription process.

Order a replacement sticker

Replacement garden waste stickers are charged at £2.95.

To order a replacement sticker fill out our online form:

Order a replacement sticker

Cancellation policy

You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days of opt-in without giving any reason. For further details and how to cancel view our cancellation policy for garden waste.

Terms and conditions

See Garden Waste: Terms and Conditions for full terms and conditions on our subscription service.

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