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Subscriptions now open for garden waste service

Bins, recycling and waste

27 February 2023

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Residents across West Northamptonshire can now sign up for optional, chargeable garden waste collections from April 2023.

The annual subscription charge for the fortnightly service from April 2023 to the end of March 2024 is £55 per bin and can be made on our garden waste subscription page

Residents now have the option to sign up for an annual Direct Debit to save having to remember to renew every year. Those unable to access the internet can subscribe to the service by phoning the council on 0300 126 7000.

Once households are signed up to the service, they will receive their new 2023/24 garden waste permit which they will be asked to stick on their garden waste bin. Any bins that have not subscribed will not be emptied after 4 April.

Anyone with questions about the service may find the answer in our comprehensive list of FAQs

More information can be found on our garden waste subscription page

We are pleased to be able to offer residents this optional chargeable service. Many people value the garden waste service however there are others who don’t need these collections. By ensuring that it is an optional service, only those who wish to receive the service have to pay for it, making it as fair for residents as possible.

Residents can now sign up to receive the garden waste service via direct debit online on our website or over the phone, saving them time and without having to remember to renew each year.
Cllr Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport, Highways and Waste

Alternative options

People who do not wish to sign up to the service have the option of composting their garden waste at home, either in a traditional compost heap or by purchasing a compost bin. Deals on composting bins can be found on the Get Composting website

People can also recycle garden waste for free at any of the Council’s household waste recycling centres

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