If I don't make a payment by the time of collection, is there some opportunity for me to get a collection and pay ready for next time?

We ask for payment before collection. You can choose to opt into the scheme at any time. The council’s scheme runs from 1st July to 30th June at a fixed price, so when buying the scheme you will need to choose the operating year you wish the service to cover. The earlier you opt in, the better the value you get from it.