Garden Waste collection
South Ribble Borough Council operates an opt-in Garden Waste Subscription Service.
At a glance
- £25 per year per bin
- At least 22 collections a year (with collections running fortnightly)
- Free brown bin included for those who do not already have one at their address
- What can I put in my brown bin? Garden waste 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.
The scheme will run from 1 April to 31 March each year.
The service will cost £25 per year for every bin you wish to be collected, and collections are done on a fortnightly basis.
If you do not already have a brown bin at your address, then you will receive a new brown bin as part of the £25 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.
Once you have successfully subscribed, you will receive a permit and sticker in the post which 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 after 12 working days you have not received your permit, please contact our Gateway team on 01772 625 625 and report it.
If you do not wish to subscribe to the new Garden Waste Service you will no longer get a brown bin collection from the 1st April 2021. You can either compost the garden waste at home or dispose of it at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre for free.
Subscribe Online with 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.
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 2020/21 will be taken up front then 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.