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Garden waste subscription and payment

Garden waste service subscriptions are now closed for 2019/20.

For residents subscribing to the Council’s garden waste service, Garden Waste Collections re-start week commencing 2 March 2020 following the winter shutdown period. If you have subscribed this year (2019/20) and your licence is missing, please get in touch with Customer Services for advice.

If you accumulate any garden waste during the winter period, it can be disposed of at the Household Waste and Recycling sites located across Ryedale.

Garden waste subscriptions for 2020/21 will go on sale in March 2020. The price will be confirmed at that time.


resized licence bin 1920Visit our find your bin collection day page to check your collection day. The garden waste service is not affected by Bank Holiday Mondays, your collection day will stay the same.

If you choose to join the scheme, you will need to display a valid licence on your wheeled bin. A licence will be issued once payment has been received. It is a non-refundable fixed cost for collections from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 (except December, January and February). For details of what can go in your brown bin, please see here.

For residents using compostable liners instead of wheeled bins, you will only be able to subscribe online or by calling (01653) 600666.

If you do not have a brown bin at your property or need additional bins for the additional licences purchased, please complete a request form for brown bin(s).

If you would like more than one bin you will need to pay for each additional bin. If you do not have enough bins for the licences ordered, please complete a form to request additional bin(s).

For residents using compostable liners instead of wheeled bins, you will only be able to subscribe online or by calling (01653) 600666.

Once payment is received you will be sent your licence(s) and a confirmation letter within 14 days.



Once payment has been received, you will be sent a confirmation letter (informing you that you have subscribed to the service) along with your licence. Your licence will need to be affixed to your bin to show the collection crew that you have paid to receive the service. Only your address and expiry date will appear on the licence. Bins without current licences will not be emptied. Please remember to have your bin/containers out ready for collection at 6am on your collection day.

Your licence will be delivered to you within 14 days of payment.


  • The garden waste licence entitles you to use the fortnightly garden waste service from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 at the address shown on the licence. It is not an entitlement to a specific number of collections
  • Subscriptions made after 31 May 2019 may not be guaranteed
  • Please note: garden waste collection days will not be affected by Bank Holiday Mondays
  • The Council reserves the right to cancel collections in the event of severe weather
  • Collections will be suspended for the winter months of December, January and February
  • Wheeled bins remain the property of the Council
  • No refunds will be given
  • It is intended that the licence is non-transferable and only valid for the property for which it was originally purchased. For residents who are moving, the preferred cost effective option is to leave the licence for the new occupants. If this does not meet your individual circumstances, please contact us and arrangements will be made to cancel your current licence and issue a new licence
  • The Council accepts no liability for lost, damaged or stolen licences or bins. If your licence is lost, broken or stolen, contact us on (01653) 600666
  • Your collection day may change. If this happens you will receive prior notification

Garden waste subscription - your questions answered (PDF, 2 pages, 130kb)


This is the preferred option for dealing with small amounts of green organic waste from the kitchen and garden.

To buy a low-cost home compost container now, visit Getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444. Full details are available in this leaflet (PDF, 2 pages, 345kb)

Please visit our recycling information page for alternative ways of disposing of your garden waste in the Ryedale area.

Garden waste should not be placed in your general refuse bin.



Contact us

Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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