Garden waste collections - sign up and pay
From 5 June 2017, a charge will be introduced for the collection of garden waste.
It will cost £30 per year for one green bin to be emptied. You can have additional green bins emptied at a cost of £25 each. The £30 charge covers the 12 months from 5 June 2017. If you sign up part way through the year, the cost is the same.
If you don't already have the green bins that you need, you will have to buy them from the Council at a cost of £23 each. You can buy bins online when you sign up and pay for the collection service.
How to sign up and pay
You can pay by debit or credit card. Once you have paid, we will send you an information pack including a subscription sticker for your bin.
When do the new collections start?
The free garden waste collection service will finish on 2 June, and the new chargeable service will start on 5 June 2017. There are no changes to collection days and the Council will continue to empty green bins every two weeks (except for the Christmas period.)
Signed up before 15 May?
Your first collection will be on your normal recycling collection day after 5 June, and there will be no interruption to your collections.
Signed up after 15 May?
In line with the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, there is a 14 day cancellation period, which starts from the day you sign up for the service, during which you are able to you to change your mind and get a refund. Your first collection will be on your normal recycling day after the 14 day cancellation period. So, there may be an interruption to your collections. If you put your bin(s) out before the first collection date, it may not get collected.
To check your collection day, put your address or postcode into the "Your West Lancashire" panel on this page.
If I buy additional bins, when will they be delivered?
You will receive your new bin(s) before your first collection under the new chargeable service. If you are not at home, we will leave the bin(s) at your property and put a delivery note through your door.
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