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Brown bin collections

Collection changes

Digital communication

Most customers using the brown bin service have access to emails and pay online. Please can you provide an up to date email address when you make your payment. Postal reminders for brown bin renewals are being phased out and will be by email in future. If you do not have an email address (or that of someone else who could pass on a message to you) then you may find it helpful to make a note of when your annual subscription is due to be paid.

Rolling collection year

From 1 April 2019 there will no longer be a fixed brown bin collection year. Your service will begin once you have paid your annual fee and the renewal date will be one year from that point.

25 collections per year

There will be no brown bin collection over the festive period (23 December 2019 to 3 January 2020). This is because very few brown bins are put out at this time. Many households have extra recycling over Christmas and New Year, so we will use this extra space to collect recycling.

Buying a bin

New brown bins, available in 240L and 140L sizes, cost £35 to buy.

Collection charge

You will then need to pay a collection charge. If you buy a bin before 31 March 2019, you will need to pay a collection charge calculated for up to the end of March, and then you will need to pay an annual fee.

If you buy a bin after 31 March 2019, you will need to pay an annual fee, and your renewal date will be one year from that point.

Table showing garden waste collection prices

Type of charge

Collection charge for up to 31 March 2019

Annual collection charge

240L bin collection charge



140L bin collection charge



50% discount for 240L bin collection charge*



50% discount for 140L bin collection charge*



* If you receive an income-related benefit, you may qualify for a 50% discount.