Garden recycling service
Did you know the Council provides a garden recycling service across the district?
The scheme is now available to subscribe for the service for 2023/24.
For just £35 a year you get:
- A brown bin
- An all year-round collection service, every two weeks between March and November, and monthly from December to February
- Facility to dispose of your Christmas tree (cut up) in your garden waste bin in January
The service runs from 1 April to 31 March. There are no concessions or pro-rata for joining the service part-way through the year. Extra bins are available at a further £35 each.
You can order or renew your brown garden recycling bin using our online form or alternatively, using our resident portal 'MyNS' where you can track the status of the request.
Upon receipt of payment you’ll be sent a sticker to place on your bin. Please ensure this is clearly placed on your bin as only bins with stickers will be collected.
Please be aware that collection days for around half of our customers will be changing in April 2023. Please check to confirm your garden waste collection days for 2023/24.
What can you put in your brown bin?
- grass cuttings
- hedge trimmings
- small branches and twigs (up to 10cm in diameter)
- plants and weeds
- cut flowers
Do you struggle to put your bin out for collection? We may be able to help. Complete our assisted collection request online form for an assessment.
Missed, lost and damaged bins
If your bin has been missed please complete our missed household bin online form as soon as possible.
If you need a replacement bin please complete our missing or lost bin online form.
If your bin is damaged, you can report this using our damaged resident bin online form so we can arrange a replacement.
Alternatively, you can complete all of the above on our resident portal 'MyNS' which will also let you track the status of the request or report.
We may make a discretionary charge for missing or damaged bins.