We will soon be changing the way we deliver our garden waste service. The garden waste wheelie bin service will change in summer 2017, but the green sack service will remain the same until the end of December 2017.

From 1 January 2018 we will no longer collect the green sacks you currently use. Please consider how many you will need throughout 2017 when you purchase them.

If your property is eligible for a garden waste wheelie bin you will be able to subscribe to our new opt-in garden waste service.

If your property is not eligible for a garden waste wheelie bin (due to vehicle access restrictions) you will be able to subscribe to our new biodegradable garden sack scheme from January 2018.


If you do not live in an area that is covered by the garden waste wheelie bin service, you may put out your garden waste in Harrogate Borough Council green sacks and leave these with your normal domestic refuse for collection.

The garden waste sacks cost £7.85 per roll of 10 (£4.75 for senior citizens) (2017). Sacks can be bought from the outlets shown below (for sales outlets in other locations please call 01423 500600):

  • Harrogate Customer Service Centre - Council Offices, Crescent Gardens, Harrogate HG1 2SG - Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 5pm and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Ripon Customer Service Centre - Ripon Town Hall, Market Place, Ripon, HG4 1BZ - Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 4:45pm and Friday 8:30am - 4:15pm
  • Nidderdale Plus Partnership Office, Station Square, King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AT - Monday 10am - 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 1pm

You can also order sacks online or over the telephone on 01423 500600.

Buy green sacks Enquiries form

Page last updated 21/04/2017