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If you are a Preston resident and wish to receive fortnightly garden waste (brown bin) collections, you need to subscribe to our garden waste collection service.
Subscriptions are valid for a 12 month period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
Your brown bin can be used for compostable garden waste such as:
For full details of what you can and can't put in your brown bin see what can I put in my brown bin?
Garden waste collections take place on your bin collection day. To search for your collection day see find my bin collection day.
The subscription charge is £35 per bin (£1.20 per collection). This is discounted to £30 per bin if you subscribe before 5pm on Friday 8 March 2019.
This will cover garden waste collections made between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
If you subscribe part way through the year the full charge will still apply.
Please note: If you do not have a brown bin, you will need to request a new brown bin. This includes a delivery charge of £15.40 per bin. You can request as many brown bins as you need. However the subscription charge will apply to each bin.
The garden waste annual renewal charge for 2019/20 is £35 for the emptying of one brown bin fortnightly. This is discounted to £30 per bin if you subscribe before 5pm on Friday 8 March 2019.
You can apply or renew online by completing our garden waste collection (apply or renew) payment form.
Once you have submitted your form, you will receive a unique bin sticker in the post within 10 working days. Please follow the instructions on the reverse of the sticker and ensure it is clearly displayed on your bin.
If your next collection takes place before your sticker has arrived please place your bin out for collection as normal and we will make every effort to carry out your collection.
Please note: subscriptions can take up to seven working days to process and you are not guaranteed a collection during this period. We will not return to empty any reported missed bins where subscriptions have been purchased within the last seven working days.
You have 14 working days from the date you subscribed to cancel your subscription.
Requests to cancel the service can be made in writing via one of the following ways:
Preston City Council
If you choose not to subscribe, then you must either take your garden waste to a Recycling Centre or compost it at home. You should not dispose of garden waste in your general waste bin.
If you no longer require your brown bin you should contact us to arrange for its removal.
For wider information about the service see Garden waste collection - frequently asked questions.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.