Residents wishing to receive a garden waste collection in Renfrewshire can now apply for their 2024/25 permit and are being encouraged to do so well in advance of the new service beginning on 1 April 2024.

Residents who purchase a permit will receive a new sticker to be attached to their brown bin which will ensure their garden waste is collected by council crews, with the permit applying to one brown bin at the property only.

The cost of a permit remains £40 and will be valid until 30 April 2025, with additional permits and brown bins available to be purchased as required.

To ensure the permit is in place ahead of the new service starting, residents should apply by 11 March 2024 – but applications can be made after this date too.

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 use the council’s special uplift service.

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.

With councils facing extreme financial pressures, the annual charge for the collection of garden waste in Renfrewshire is in line with more than two-thirds of councils who currently charge for this non-statutory service.

To apply for a permit, visit


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