Garden waste permit applications open

Residents can apply from today (Wednesday 15 July) for a 2020/21 garden waste permit for the brown bin service.

The permit lets bin collection crews know that the household has paid its £30 a year subscription for up to two bins for their garden waste to be collected. For 2020/21, residents can also apply for a third garden waste bin for an additional £30.

Residents who do not have garden waste or do not want to pay for garden waste collections should keep their brown bin for recycling food waste, and there is no charge for recycling food waste only.

The new subscription year comes into force on 1 September. Once the on-line application is accepted, the permit will be posted to residents within 21 days. Residents are asked not to stick their new permit on top of last year’s as it will not stick. The new permit must stick directly to the surface of the brown bin.

Reminder emails or letters are being sent to residents who had a 2019/20 permit about how they can apply for the 2020/21 permit.

Garden waste permits can be made online only, and residents who require support can grant permission to another individual to apply on their behalf. People can also phone Aberdeen City Council’s customer contact centre on 03000 200 292 to make a telephone appointment for more support if needed.

More information is available at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/gardenwaste.