Subscription and charge

  • The cost to subscribe to the green waste collection service is £30 per bin
  • Payment can be made online using a debit/credit card. If you do not have a debit/credit card and wish to make a cash payment please contact Customer Services to book an appointment to do so. Please note we no longer accept cheque payments
  • The new green waste subscription service is effective from 1 April 2019
  • To avoid any missed green bin collections you must subscribe by 15 March 2019
  • The annual charge is based on 25 collections which equates to just £1.20 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
  • If subscribing after 15 March 2019 please allow 5 working days from subscription date before your first green waste 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 2019 if you subscribe by 15 March 2019 (or within 7 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 7.30am 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 cuttings, hedge trimmings and garden wastePlastic carrier bags
Leaves, flowers, plants and weedsOther plastics, including plant pots and compost bags
Real Christmas trees (chopped up)Liquids or oils
Rubble, soil or sand
General waste including food

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