You do not need to contact us to opt out. Free collections will stop from the end of March 2018 unless you contact us to sign up for the new service
The garden waste collection service is optional and you only need to pay if you would like to continue receiving a fortnightly garden waste bin collection.
Please remember that your garden waste cannot be placed in your black refuse black bin. Black bins with garden waste in (or next to them) will not be collected and may be subject to enforcement action.
Alternatives to using your green bin
We offer cost-price composters through Lincolnshire County Council. Home composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your garden and kitchen waste into a valuable fertiliser for your garden. For more information or to place an order please visit www.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444.
Sharing the cost of a green bin with a neighbour
You or your neighbour will need to sign up and pay for the garden waste collection service
. Please note that the bin will only be collected from the registered property. Using a waste recycling centre
You can take your garden waste to any of the County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres for free.
What happens to your existing green bin
If you don't want to pay for the service, you are welcome to keep your green bin but it won't be emptied after the end of March 2018. You can use this bin if you later choose to sign up to the garden waste collection service (provided it is in good condition). Although the bin is yours to keep, the council remains the owner and you will not be allowed to sell or give your bin away.
Alternatively, we can collect your bin if you don't want to keep it. However, this does mean you will be charged for the delivery of a new bin if you decide to sign up to the garden waste collection service at a later date.