Green Waste Service

Green Waste Service

Please complete the form below to subscribe to the green waste collection
service for 2018/19 (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019)


Subscription and charge

Subscription and charge

  • The cost to subscribe to the green waste collection service is £30 per bin
  • Payment can be made online using a debit/credit card. If you do not
    have a debit/credit card and wish to make a cash payment please
    contact Customer Services to book an appointment to do so. Please
    note we no longer accept cheque payments
  • The new green waste subscription service is effective from 1 April
  • To avoid any missed green bin collections you must subscribe by 15 March 2018
  • The annual charge is based on 25 collections which equates to just
    £1.20 per collection, the service is suspended for two weeks over
    the Christmas and New Year period
  • If you choose to subscribe to the service at any other time through
    the year the annual charge will remain the same
  • If subscribing after 15 March 2018 please allow two weeks from
    subscription date before your first green waste collection
  • If you only produce small amounts of garden waste you may wish to
    consider sharing a green bin with a neighbour as this would halve
    the cost. However one of you must take responsibility to subscribe
    to the service

Once subscribed

Once subscribed

  • You will receive an email confirming your payment and subscription
  • A sticker will be issued during the last 2 weeks of March if you
    subscribe by 15 March 2018 (or within 2 weeks if you subscribe
    after this date) and must be attached to each subscribed bin as
  • Collections will continue on a fortnightly basis. Please present
    the green bin at the edge of your property by 7.30am on your
    scheduled collection day
  • Only green bins labelled with an authorised subscription sticker
    will be collected. Any bins that are presented for collection
    without a sticker or with an unauthorised sticker will not be
    emptiedWhat can be recycled in the green bin

    We can only accept garden waste in the green bin as detailed in the
    table below



Grass cuttings, hedge trimmings and garden waste

× Plastic carrier bags

Leaves, flowers, plants and weeds

× Other plastic, including plant pots and compost bags

Real Christmas trees (chopped up)

× Liquids or oils

× Rubble, soil or sand

× General waste including food

Alternative ways to recycle garden waste

  • Garden waste can be composted at home. Lancashire County Council
    offers a home composting scheme, for further information and to
    purchase a home composter please visit
  • Garden waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre
    on Saltcotes Road, Lytham


  • If you choose not to subscribe to the service garden waste can be home composted. Lancashire County Council is part of a scheme which allows residents access to reduced priced home composters, please visit Alternatively, garden waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (Saltcotes Road, Lytham)

Further information