Garden waste brown bin collection scheme

2019 subscriptions now closed

Subscriptions for 2019 collections have now closed. The subscription form to sign up for 2020 collections will be available from December 2019.

You can dispose of all your garden waste for an annual subscription fee of just £30 per bin. This service is optional.

There is a statutory 14 day cancellation period from the date of payment.

You will receive a bin identification sticker for each bin from us when you have subscribed to the scheme.

The price covers:

  • A large brown garden wastebin(s) delivered to you (if you don't already have one)
  • Collection every 2 weeks except during December, January and February. You will be sent a collections calendar when you sign up.

If you do not have internet access you can use the free computers at Blackburn and Darwen town halls or libraries.

Please see our terms and conditions before signing up for the service.

You can put these items in your brown bin

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • leaves
  • branches
  • weeds
  • dead plants
  • flowers

You can't put these items in your brown bin

  • plastic bags
  • plant pots
  • stones
  • rubble
  • soil
  • household rubbish
  • food