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Garden waste collections - sign up and pay

From 12 March 2018, you can sign up and pay online for the collection of 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 4 June 2018. If you sign up part way through the year, the cost is the same.

If you don't already have the bins that you need, you will have to buy them from the Council at a cost of £25 each. You can buy bins online when you sign up and pay for the collection service.


The colour of your bin is changing

Existing customers who sign up and pay for the garden waste service this year will receive a free brown bin if they subscribe before 16th July 2018. If you purchased extra garden waste bins last year you will receive the equivalent number of brown bins free of charge. If you subscribe on or after this date you will have to pay for the bins at a cost of £25 each.

Residents who sign up for the first time this year will also need to purchase a new brown bin. 

The existing green bins will then be used by residents to recycle cardboard and paper, replacing the current blue bag system. This will make the system easier for residents and help the environment as materials will be recycled in larger quantities as well as keeping our streets cleaner and helping to make collection rounds more efficient.

How to sign up and pay

You can pay safely and securely by debit or credit card. Once you have paid, we will send you an information pack about the service.


When will my collection take place?

There are no changes to collection days and the Council will continue to empty your bins every two weeks (except for the Christmas period.)

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 change your mind and get a refund. Your first collection will be on your normal recycling day after the 14 day cancellation period. 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.

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