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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council


Green garden waste collection


From 1 April 2021, there will be an annual fee of £35 for collecting your green garden waste from your green bin.

The annual fee will entitle your household to 26 collections of your 240 litre green bin for green garden waste from 1 April, 2021 to 31 March, 2022.

If you want to subscribe to the service you will be able to pay online below.

You will be able to pay by phone from January 2021.

Please find below a list of answers to questions you may have.

Pay for the green garden waste collection service

Charging policy

Yes, all other Councils in North Wales charge for green garden waste collections.

The Controlled Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2012 allow Councils to make a charge for green garden waste collections. Councils are not obliged to provide free green garden waste collections for households.

The law says Councils can make a reasonable charge to collect household green garden waste, in the same way that is done for bulky waste collections. However, you will be able to continue to dispose of your green garden waste free of charge at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Charging for green garden waste collections also ensures the Council follows the Welsh Government’s Blueprint recommendations for waste collection options in Wales.

Councils do not have to provide householders with a free collection of their green garden waste, although they do have a legal duty to dispose of household waste free of charge.

The law gives Councils the discretion to make a reasonable charge for the collection of household green garden waste.

Additionally, not all properties in Anglesey need a green garden waste collection service because some properties do not have a garden or home compost.

For this reason, it is also felt that introducing a charge is fair as the service will only be paid for by those households that choose to use it.

The annual fee for the first green garden waste bin per household will be £35.

The new chargeable green garden waste collection service will start on 1 April 2021.

Payments can be taken online through the Council’s website or over the phone. Payment will be required prior to any green garden waste collection service starting.

No, we can only take the fee in one payment.

Yes, you can join the service at any point during the year but the fee will remain fixed at £35 for the first bin and £30 per bin for additional bins, regardless of the time of sign-up.

The year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

For example, based on one green garden waste bin, if you choose to wait until July before paying for the service you will receive less collections, but the price will still be £35.

The annual fee of £35 is the fixed fee for emptying any green garden waste bin up to 240 litres in size.

If required, you can exchange your small green bin for a larger 240 litre bin at no extra cost.

After you've paid you will receive a welcome letter and an identification sticker through the post – you will be required to stick this identification sticker onto your green garden waste wheeled bin.

This specific identification sticker shows that you have paid for the service and is readily identifiable to the collection crews.

You must place the identification sticker on your green garden waste wheeled bin in the location indicated (see instructions).

This identification sticker must be on your green garden waste bin in the specified location in order for your bin to be collected.

You can take your green garden waste to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres (at Penhesgyn and Gwalchmai).

Alternatively, you could compost at home.

Green garden waste should not be placed in your black bin for disposal - this is for non-recyclable waste only.

No refunds will be given if you change your address on Anglesey - however, you can transfer the service to your new house on Anglesey.

You will need to contact us to confirm your new details.

If you’re moving from Anglesey you won’t receive a refund but you can notify the person that will be moving in to your home that the service will continue for them for the rest of the financial year.

Please do not remove your green garden waste wheeled bin from your home.

Yes, a payment will need to be made every year for the service to continue.

You will be contacted later in the year when new subscriptions for the following financial year will open.

Using the service

We accept:
grass cuttings, hedge clippings, twigs and branches up to 5cm diameter, bark, leaves, straw, hay, flowers, plants, fallen fruit, general weeds and garden prunings (all items must be contained in your green garden waste bin and the lid must be shut).

We don’t accept:
general household waste, plastic trays, plastic bags, large branches over 5cm in diameter, invasive species or poisonous plants such as Japanese knotweed, ragwort and Himalayan balsam, turf, earth, soil, stones, gravel, wood that has been treated or painted, food or kitchen waste including peelings, cat or dog faeces, animal waste, pet waste, metal objects, cat litter etc.

No plastic of any kind may be put in the green garden waste wheeled bin. Any non-conforming materials placed in the green garden waste bin will be treated as contamination and will not be collected.

You will receive a fortnightly green garden waste collection service throughout the year from a 240 litre wheeled bin.

Yes, you may subscribe up to a total of 4 green garden waste wheeled bins per household. Additional green garden waste bins are £30 per bin.

Please note, no commercial green garden waste whatsoever can be placed into the Council supplied wheeled bins.

Please attach the identification sticker around 30cm (10 inches) below the grab handles of your green garden waste wheeled bin (as per picture) - this allows the collection crew to readily identify who has paid for the chargeable service.

The collection crews will not collect any green garden waste bins without an identification sticker displayed.

Please contact the Waste Management Section on green@anglesey.gov.uk 

After 20 March, 2021 you can check your allocated collection day for green garden waste.

Alternatively, you can contact the Waste Management Section’s Call Centre who can confirm your collection day at that time.

The green garden waste bin must be presented at the kerbside of the property (which is normally the nearest adopted highway, typically the pavement or highway verge) by 7am on the collection day, as per the collection calendar information provided by the Council.

Please make sure the bin grab handles face the centre of the adopted highway so the collection crews can clearly see your identification sticker.

No, we will only collect green garden waste that is placed in the bin with the lid closed.

No, there is no need for you to do anything. We suggest you keep the green garden waste bin at your house in case you decide to use the service in the future.

If it is a genuine missed collection (bin presented on the correct day and at the correct time) please contact us no later than 5pm on the next working day after the scheduled collection day and we will arrange to return at an agreed time.

If you don’t have anyone able bodied in your household you can ask for an assisted collection service.

Please contact us for further information.