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Garden Waste Subscription Service

It’s very convenient to have garden waste collected from your property.  It isn’t a service which the Council is obliged to offer by law, and collections are not covered by Council Tax.  We offer a fully-subscription service where all garden waste bins have to have a valid subscription in order to be emptied.  Our service runs from January to December, with a two week (one collection) suspension over the Christmas period.  We keep the cost as low as possible in order to help residents but make the service financially viable.

Collections are made every two weeks (with the exception of the Christmas break), on the same weekday as your household rubbish bin collection.  You can subscribe to the service at any point during the year, but the cost will remain the same.  Collections are only made from wheelie bins with brown lids.  When you subscribe we’ll send you a pack with a sticker in, and we’ll start collections as soon as we have your subscription and you have put your sticker on your garden waste bin.

If you don’t have much garden waste, you could share a subscription with a neighbour.  If you have space in your rubbish bin, you can also put garden waste in that.  However, your bin lid must be fully closed on collection day.

The cost of a single bin is £36 in 2021.  If you need extra bins their subscriptions will cost £30 each.   

You can sign up for the 2021 garden waste service here using our online form.


This is a great way to turn your garden waste into something useful for your garden, and if you make your own bin, it costs nothing. Composting tips, seasonal information and clear, simple-to-follow advice and support are available at recyclenow.com 
A new composting scheme has been launched for Staffordshire and Stoke, through the Staffordshire Recycling Partnership. The scheme allows residents to buy subsidised compost bins and equipment. If you are interested in purchasing a compost bin please visit: getcomposting.com

Household waste recycling centre (the tip at Leycett)

You can take garden waste to the centre at Leycett.  It is run by Staffordshire County Council, not Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.  Details of opening hours and directions 


Last updated 9 December 2020

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