Residents in Renfrewshire are being encouraged to purchase their 2024/25 garden waste permit before the new service begins 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.

Brown bins presented with garden waste inside, but without a permit, will not be collected so residents are being encouraged to purchase a permit as soon as possible – with applications made now taking up to a possible 15 working days to arrive.

Anyone who does not wish to participate can continue to present their brown bin with food waste only and garden waste, such as grass and hedge cuttings, can be taken to any of Renfrewshire’s recycling centres for free or residents can use the council’s special uplift service.

For more information and to apply for a permit, residents can visit