Your green bin

Subscribe to our garden waste service

From 1 January 2018 we are providing a chargeable garden waste service to local homes. The service will cost £36 a year (per bin) for fortnightly collections (maximum 25, with a 2-week Christmas shut down).

Subscribe to garden waste service

To subscribe to the garden waste service please fill in the online booking form or click the subscribe button. PLEASE NOTE: You will be taken to Lichfield District Council’s website to subscribe to the garden waste service. Your payment will be processed and your receipt will be issued by Lichfield District Council on behalf of the joint waste service. Please also ensure that you have your debit/credit card to hand as delays in entering your details may cause your session to expire. You may also be asked by your bank to verify your payment via their secure banking verification process. 

If you do not sign up to the scheme, your garden waste (green) bin will not be emptied from 1 January 2018. For more information please read the Garden Waste FAQs pageThere is no deadline for subscribing to this service, you can sign up part way through the year if you wish.

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What to put in your green bin

Leaves, weeds, tree and shrub prunings, grass and hedge cuttings, short branches and twigs, garden plants and vegetables.

We cannot collect: food waste, plastic bags or biodegradable liners, cardboard, paper, plant pots, pet waste, soil or turf, or large pieces of wood or branches as these are not easily compostable.

The waste we collect is turned into soil improver.

Please make sure your bin is at the kerbside from 7am on your collection day. Bins will not be emptied if they are heavy/overloaded.

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Missed, lost or damaged bins

To report a missed or damaged bin, you can fill in one of the online forms below or telephone 0345 002 0022 by the end of the next working day after it was due to be emptied. If the crew have not reported an issue with your bin, we will return within three working days to empty it. 

Our waste services are jointly operated with Lichfield District Council and you will be taken to to their website to report these issues.

Find out when your bins will be emptied using the online bin calendar at the top of the Bins and Recycling page