Cost and how to pay for a garden waste licence

Pay for your garden waste subscription

The price of a garden waste licence is £43.50.

You will receive 19 fortnightly collections commencing mid-March until late November 2023 (great value at around £2.30 per collection).

The licence covers one garden waste wheelie bin (or the equivalent number of reusable sacks for properties with restricted access). If you wish to have additional bins (or sacks) you will need to pay for additional licences for each. If you wish to share with a neighbour you will need to pay for one licence, registered and collected at one address. Please decide who subscribes and pay in the same way.

The quickest way to apply for a licence is by using our online subscription form. If you don't already have a My Harrogate account you will need to set one up, it will only take a few minutes. Please note when setting this up you have the option to receive text and/or email alerts about bank holiday changes to collection days. To subscribe simply sign in to your account and complete our online subscription form (please have your debit/ credit card ready).

Once you have subscribed your licence pack will be sent to you at least 14 days before collections start in March 2023. The pack will include the licence tag, a letter confirming your garden waste collection day and the terms and conditions. The licence is only valid for the property where it is registered and is non-transferable.

The same licence cost applies to village halls, places of religious worship and charities. There are no exemptions or concessions and we can't offer refunds.

Scam awareness on garden waste licences

The council will never phone you offering to sell you or to facilitate the sale of garden waste licences, you must contact us. You may only purchase garden waste licences via the council's website or by phoning our customer services team on 01423 500600.

If you do receive contact with anyone, please be aware this could be a scam. If in any doubt, please contact us on 01423 500600.