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Garden waste subscription and payment

The garden waste subscription service for April 2018 – March 2019 will close on 31 October 2018 to new subscribers.  Please see our recycling information page for alternative ways of disposing of your garden waste in the Ryedale area.

Collections will continue in November 2018 and March 2019 for existing customers.  Go to 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.

How to subscribe for the 2018/19 collections





The service costs £38 per bin, payable in advance - only £2 a collection. It is a non-refundable fixed cost for collections from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 (except December, January and February). For details of what can go in your brown bin, please see here.

If you would like more than one bin you will need to pay £38.00 for each additional bin.

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, please complete a request form for a brown bin.

What happens next?

275 garden waste licenceOnce 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.

Terms and Conditions

  • Subscriptions made after 31 May 2018 may not be guaranteed
  • The garden waste licence entitles you to use the fortnightly garden waste service from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 at the address shown on the licence. It is not an entitlement to a specific number of collections
  • 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
  • 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. You will receive prior notification
  • Wheeled bins remain the property of the Council
  • Please note: garden waste collection days will not be affected by Bank Holiday Mondays

Home Composting

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 North Yorkshire County Council or call 0844 571 4444.





To get your unwanted brown bin removed, please complete the online form to arrange for it to be collected. The brown bins remain the property of the Council and at some point in the future may be collected from your property with prior notice.

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

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

Payment couldn't be simpler:

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Online - Pay online now
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Freephone - (24 hour Automated Service) 0800 035 1566 You will need your reference number and credit or debit card details to make payment using this method. Service available 24 hours a day.

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allpay - Payment can be made at Post Offices and other outlets displaying the Pay Point sign. You will need to take your bar coded letter with you to be able to pay by this method. Payments using allpay can only be made if you have a wheeled bin and must be in multiples of £38 ie one licence £38, two licences £76, and so on.

If you have difficulty accessing any of the payment options, please contact a Customer Advisor.

We would like to thank you for your continued participation in recycling schemes and helping to improve our environment.



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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