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Cost of Living

With significant rise in the cost of living we know that some households will be struggling financially, emotionally or because they need practical advice and help. Here is some key information on what support is available and how to access it. As new schemes, advice and support becomes available this page will be kept updated.

Garden Waste Collections

Please note Friday, October 14 is the last working day we will be taking payments for anyone wanting to join the garden waste service for 2022/23.

Brown bins will continue to be emptied until Friday, November 25th when collections will stop for the winter period. Collections will start again on Monday, February 20th until Friday, March 31, 2023.

The new garden waste season for 2023/24 will start from Monday, April 3, 2023.


Grass cuttings, leaves, hedge and shrub trimmings, weeds and plants can all go in the brown bin.

Garden waste must not be bagged, it should be placed loosely into your brown bin. We also do not accept garden waste as side waste alongside your bin.

Top tip: To try prevent grass cuttings from getting stuck at the bottom of the bin you can place a small amount of newspaper in the bottom of your bin as a liner.

Bin charges:
New and/or replacement bins will be charged at £25 each. Any bins damaged during the collection process may be replaced free of charge.

If you don't have a large garden, an alternative way to deal with your garden waste is home composting. Click on this link for more information or you can take your green waste to one of the County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres.