Garden waste

Collection service - sign up and pay

We are pleased to announce that we are able to provide an online subscription service for residents wishing to subscribe for 2020/21.

Please book this service online only. This allows our contact centre staff to continue to support those in our community who may be vulnerable during the Coronavirus pandemic. Only call our team regarding this service if you are unable to use our online facilities.

Please note if you are signing up today, this is for the current subscription year that expires on 31 May 2021.  You will be able to sign up for the new subscription year which runs from 1 June 2021, on 29 April 2021

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 pay safely and securely by debit or credit card. Residents that are having difficulty paying by credit or debit 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".

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 Lancashire composting website (external link) or call the bin order line on 0844 571 4444. 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 2020/21 subscription year which starts on the 1 June 2020 and will last for 12 months.  We will handle any information provided to us in accordance with our Privacy Notice (pdf 16kb).