From 1 December 2023 we will no longer be accepting payments for the subscription period 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Information for the new 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025 period will be published here shortly.

Subscription and charge

  • The cost to subscribe to the garden waste collection service is £35 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 2023
  • To avoid any missed green bin collections, you must subscribe by 17 March 2023
  • The annual charge is based on 25 collections which equates to just £1.40 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 2024
  • 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 2023 if you subscribe by 17 March 2023 (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
  • The annual garden waste subscription remains with the property for which the subscription has been made, this cannot be transferred to another property

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 – please place all items loose in bin
Leaves, flowers, plants and weeds (please remove soil from roots before placing in bin)Plastic containers (including plant pots)
Garden pruningsFood, oils and liquids
Wood shavings and barkSoil, rubble and sand
Twigs and small branchesGeneral waste including food
Real Christmas trees (chopped up)Large branches & pieces of wood (including trees and tree roots)
Straw animal beddingCardboard
Cat litter and dog faeces
Artificial Christmas trees and decorations

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