This year the price of a garden waste licence is £41.

You will receive 19 fortnightly collections from mid-March until the end of November 2020 (great value at around £2 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 pays 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 an option to receive text and/ or email alerts about bank holiday changes to collection days. To subscribe simply sign into your account and complete our online subscription form (please have your debit/ credit card ready).

To help make it easier to renew your subscription each year there is now a direct debit payment option which you can choose to set up when paying if you wish to do so.

Once you have subscribed your licence pack will be sent to you within 14 days of payment being taken from your bank. 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.

Pay for your garden waste subscription

If you need a new, replacement or additional bin or bag please request one by completing our enquiries form below.

Enquiries form

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.

Page last updated 15/04/2020