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Cheshire East Council's Garden Bin Subscription Charge

On 27 July, Cheshire East Council’s environment and communities committee approved the implementation details of a green waste subscription service, which is one of the initiatives included in the council’s adopted medium-term financial strategy 2023-27.

Residents will be able to sign up to the council’s green waste collection scheme in early October 2023, and the paid for collections will then commence from 15 January 2024 (dependent on their scheduled collection date).

Until January, residents should continue to dispose of their waste in the normal way. Collections will continue as normal.

By opting-in to the green waste recycling scheme, residents can continue using their garden bin to recycle their green waste and will pay an annual subscription fee of £56 for it to be collected.

If residents choose to subscribe, they will continue to receive green waste collections on their usual scheduled collection day, which takes place fortnightly.

We recognise that residents may have specific questions about the subscription service, and the answers to many of these are likely to be found on our website – Garden bin subscription (cheshireeast.gov.uk)

The council’s waste strategy encourages residents to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste as much as they possibly can, so that less waste needs to be disposed of.

This includes encouraging people to try home composting and to minimise food waste though the ‘love food hate waste’ programme.

More information about home composting Home composting (cheshireeast.gov.uk) and food waste reduction Reducing household waste (cheshireeast.gov.uk) is available on our website.