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Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn - Isle of Anglesey County Council

Green garden waste collection


How to subscribe

To subscribe to the service from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025, use our online form.

Open the form using a supported web browser such as Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.

Alternatively, you can phone the council on 01248 750 057 to make a payment over the phone.

If you still want to subscribe for the remainder of the 2023 to 2024 financial year, please phone 01248 750 057. Make sure you have read the terms and conditions for 2023 to 2024.

How the service works

After you have paid, you will receive an information pack along with an identification sticker through the post within 21 working days.

Add your address to the sticker using a permanent marker pen.

Carefully peel off the backing and place the sticker on your green wheeled bin as shown in the letter in the information pack.

Please do not attach your new sticker to the bin until after your last collection in March.

If you don't receive your information pack and sticker, please contact green@anglesey.gov.wales or 01248 750 057.

If you do not get your new pack and sticker

If you do not get your information pack and sticker within 21 working days, please contact us at green@anglesey.gov.wales with your full name, address and booking reference number.

Put your new sticker on your bin

Please remember that you will need to put the new sticker for 2024 to 2025 on your green bin from 1 April 2024.

If you do not put your new sticker on your green bin, it will not be collected and emptied.

The sticker must be placed 30 centimetres below the grab handle on the back of the bin.

Questions you may have

Charging policy

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

The Controlled Waste (England and 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 per green garden waste bin per household will be £38.

Next year's chargeable green garden waste collection service will start on 1 April 2024.

Payments can be taken online through the council’s website or over the phone.

We cannot accept cash or cheques, unfortunately.

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 £38 per bin, 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 fewer collections, but the price will still be £38.

The annual fee of £38 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.

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

After you've paid, you will receive an information pack along with an identification sticker through the post before 31 January 2024.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide information packs over the counter at the Cyswllt Môn reception desk.

Add your address to the sticker using a permanent marker pen.

Carefully peel off the backing and place the sticker on your green wheeled bin as shown in the letter in the information pack.

Please do not attach your new sticker to the bin until after your last collection in March.

If you don't receive your information pack and sticker, please contact via green@anglesey.gov.wales or 01248 750 057.

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 do not 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 and so on.

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.

All green garden waste bins are £38 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 (like this 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.wales 

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 that 12pm on the second working day following your normal collection.

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.