Garden waste

What we collect and how to get a brown bin.

Subscriptions are valid from Monday 1 March 2021 - Friday 3 December 2021.

Garden waste licenses are only valid for the season that they are purchased in. A new license will be required to participate in the 2021 scheme.

Read the full terms and conditions here.

Prices (2021)

New / renewal licence for 1 bin or for use with sacks

The licence does not include a brown bin or sacks which must be purchased separately


New or replacement 240L Brown Bin

 June 2021- Bins are now back in stock.


Pack of Garden Waste Sacks

7 X rolls of 10 sacks = 70 sacks

Sacks can only be purchased where there is a valid licence for the property


Replacement sticker


Transfer of Licence to new property


Ways to pay

Pay for garden waste collection online >

...or call us on 01723 232323. 

I already have a bin - You will be charged £38 to renew your licence.

I need a bin - You will be charged £58 for your licence and bin.

I would like to use sacks - You will be charged £58 for your licence and 70 sacks.

What happens next? 

Once you've subscribed, you'll receive email confirmation of your collection dates and within 48 hours your property will be added to our active subscribers list. 

If you didn't subscribe to our service in 2020 you will receive a sticker to go on your bin which will arrive in the post and must be attached to your bin to enable our collection staff to identify that you have subscribed. If you use our garden waste sacks, then you will not receive a sticker.

Our crews then work off a customer list in the cab ensuring only subscribers receive collections. To prevent your bin being missed it is important to attach your sticker on the back of the bin under the handles as soon as it arrives.


How to attach your garden waste licence


Why do you charge for this?

Garden waste collections are not a service that we have to provide. The only way to safeguard the long-term viability of this service is to implement an annual charge. Many local authorities charge for garden waste.

Are there any exemptions or concessions?

There are no exemptions or concessions.

Can I have more than one bin?

Yes, you just need to purchase a licence for each bin.

How long will it take to get my licence?

You will receive your licence within 7 days of making your payment.

Can I join the scheme midway through the year?

Yes, it costs the same at any point during the year so to make the best use of your subscription it is best to sign up early.

What happens after the garden waste is collected?

We pay two local processors to compost the material.

What happens if I move house?

Contact Customer First who can move the active licence to your new property and arrange for a new sticker to be delivered to your new property.

Can I share my brown bin with my neighbour?

Yes, though it will need to be bought for and registered at one address.

Can I continue to use the sacks I have already bought?

So long as they are SBC Garden waste sacks you may use them, providing you have purchased a licence.

What if my licence is lost, stolen or damaged?

Contact us as soon as possible for a replacement.

What are my other options if I don’t want to subscribe?

You can purchase a home composter or leave your grass clippings on the lawn. You can take garden waste free of charge to any of North Yorkshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Yes No
Grass cuttings Rubble
Leaves Soil
Shrubs Fruit and veg peelings
Weeds and bedding plants Food waste
Hedge trimmings and prunings less than 1" (25mm) diameter Wood