13 June 2024
  • 13 June 2024

Renfrewshire garden waste service is changing

on 31 May 2023 2

Residents wishing to continue to receive a garden waste collection in Renfrewshire can now apply for a permit and are being encouraged to do so well in advance of the new service beginning on 10th July 2023

With councils facing extreme financial pressures, a £40 annual charge for the collection of garden waste has been introduced which is in line with two-thirds of councils who currently offer this service.


Residents who purchase a permit will receive a sticker to be attached to their brown bin which will ensure their garden waste is collected by council crews and the permit applies to one brown bin at the property only, with additional permits and brown bins available to be purchased.

To ensure the permit is in place ahead of the new service starting, residents should apply by 25th June 2023 – but applications can be made after this date too.

Anyone who does not wish to participate can continue to present their brown bin with food waste only, but if garden waste is placed into the bin without a permit, then it will not be collected until it is removed.



Garden waste, such as grass and hedge cuttings, can continue to be taken to any of Renfrewshire’s recycling centres for free or residents can pay to use the council’s special uplift service.

All other bin collections will remain the same.

Waste advisors will carry out roadshows at libraries across Renfrewshire throughout June to allow local people to ask questions and the details of these can be found on the council website.

For full details of the Renfrewshire Garden Waste scheme and to apply for a permit, click here or call 0300 300 0380. For any questions, email ga**********@re**********.uk.

2 Comments
  • Stewart 1 year ago

    What happens if your permit is stolen from your bin? Do you get a refund if your refuse is not picked up?

  • Oliver Murphy 9 months ago

    Adapting to changes in waste services is essential for every community. The introduction of a garden waste permit system reflects the evolving landscape of waste management. Stay informed about such updates to promote responsible Waste practices!

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