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Last updated 10.00am | 24/05/2024

Subscription and charge

  • The cost to subscribe to the garden waste collection service is £36 per bin 
  • Payment can be made online using a debit/credit card.  If you do not have a debit/credit card and wish to subscribe, please contact Customer Services to book an appointment to do so. Please note we no longer accept cheque payments 
  • The new garden waste subscription service is effective from 1 April 2024 
  • To avoid any missed green bin collections, you must subscribe by 27 March 2024 
  • The annual charge is based on 25 collections which equates to just £1.44 per collection, the service is suspended for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period 
  • If you choose to subscribe to the service at any other time through the year the annual charge will remain the same and expires on 31 March 2025 
  • Once subscribed, please allow 2 working days from the subscription date before your first green bin collection  
  • If you only produce small amounts of garden waste, you may wish to consider sharing a green bin with a neighbour as this would halve the cost.  However, one of you must take responsibility to subscribe to the service  

Once subscribed

  • You will receive an email confirming your payment and subscription 
  • A sticker will be issued prior to 1 April 2024 if you subscribe by 17 March 2024 (or within 10 working days if you subscribe after this date) and must be attached to each subscribed bin as directed 
  • Collections will continue on a fortnightly basis. Please present the green bin at the edge of your property by 7.00am on your scheduled collection day  
  • Only green bins labelled with an authorised subscription sticker will be collected.  Any bins that are presented for collection without a sticker or with an unauthorised sticker will not be emptied

What can be recycled in the green bin?

We can only accept garden waste in the green bin as detailed in the table below

Yes pleaseNo thanks
Grass cuttingsLarge branches and pieces of wood – including trees and tree roots
LeavesSoil, rubble, hardcore, sand
Flowers, plants and weeds (remove soil from roots before placing in bin) Cardboard
Garden pruningsFood, oils and liquids
Wood shavings and barkPlastic carrier bags, wrappings and food and drink containers
Twigs and small branchesCat litter and dog faeces
Straw animal beddingArtificial Christmas trees and decorations
Real Christmas trees (chopped up)

Alternative ways to recycle garden waste

  • Garden waste can be composted at home. Lancashire County Council offers a home composting scheme, for further information and to purchase a home composter please visit
  • Garden waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Saltcotes Road, Lytham