If I don't want to be in the scheme, what do I do with my bin?

If you opt-out of the scheme you are not required to return the bin to the council. You may use the bin for your own purposes. However, it must be noted that standard green bins cannot be used for presenting general domestic or recycling waste. Please ensure that if your bin is not used for the garden waste service it does not become a nuisance to others. For example it should not be used to store refuse or become an obstruction to others.

Please note that you can opt back into the scheme at any time, which is made easier and you will avoid the delivery charge, if you already have a bin. If you don’t have a bin then a delivery charge applies.

We are considering options for alternative ways to use green bins in the future and will keep customers updated if this changes.