Garden waste

Collection service - sign up and pay

Subscriptions to our 2020 garden waste collection service have now closed.

You can now sign up online for the 2021 subscription service that runs from 1st June 2021 to 31st May 2022. We are pleased to announce that you can now pay by direct debit, which will continue each year unless you choose to cancel.  Please subscribe to the collection service through your Self-Serve Account.

Please note:

We are currently experiencing a short delay in receiving new blue and brown bins from our suppliers, however we expect to receive a delivery during week commencing 5th July 2021. You can continue to order new and replacement bins, however, please be advised that your new bin will not be delivered until after 12th July 2021.

If you are looking to purchase a brown bin for the garden waste subscription service, please submit your request however please be aware of the current delay for deliveries.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you for your patience. We aim to get the new stocks of bins out to all customers who are awaiting delivery as soon as possible.  

Create or sign in to your account to subscribe to garden waste

It costs £30 per year for one garden bin to be emptied. You can have additional bins emptied at a cost of £25 each. The £30 charge covers the 12 months from 1 June until 31 May. If you sign up part way through the year, the cost is the same. No concessions are available for this service, the charge is the same for all residents irrespective of personal circumstances.

You can now pay by direct debit or safely and securely by debit or credit card. Residents that are having difficulty paying by debit or credit card may wish to ask a family member or friend to assist them. Once you have paid, we will send you a welcome email with information about the service. 

The Council will empty your garden waste bins every two weeks (except for a 2 week period over Christmas and New Year period when collections are suspended). You can check your collection day at "Your West Lancashire" which is available on the right hand side of this page.

For more information, including how to purchase a brown bin, please see our Garden Waste Collections FAQ page.

Home Composting 

Compost bin


Composting is a great way of disposing of garden waste and some food items that you would normally dispose of in your grey bin, such as raw fruit and vegetable scraps, even paper and cardboard. It also saves money on fertiliser.

You can purchase discounted home compost bins at Lancashire composting website (external link). Bins are delivered straight to your door with full instructions on how to get started.

You can find some useful composting information at Recycle Now (external link), including the benefits of composting and how to use it in your garden.

Privacy Notice - You can sign up and pay online for the collection of garden waste for the 2021/22 subscription year which starts on the 1 June 2021 and will last until 31 May 2022.  We will handle any information provided to us in accordance with our Corporate Privacy Notice.