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Garden Waste Permits

From Monday 15 July 2024, households that want their brown bin to be emptied must purchase a garden waste permit for each bin. 

You can purchase your garden waste permit, check frequently asked questions, find out what goes in your brown bin and view the Terms and Conditions from Monday 3 June using the links below.

Purchase my garden waste permit

Purchase your garden waste permit

Garden Waste Permit Frequently Asked Questions

Garden Waste Permit Frequently Asked Questions

What goes in my brown bin

Brown bin (garden waste)

A garden waste permit costs £50 per brown bin and will be valid for 12 months. Once you have purchased a permit, we'll send you a permit sticker(s) in the post. Permit sticker(s) should be attached to the back of your brown bin(s).

Your brown bin will continue to be collected every four weeks as per your normal bin collection calendar. Bins should be placed out the night before collection day, however in some town centre areas bins may require to be placed out on the day of collection.

Please note that brown bins are not collected during the winter months of December, January, and February. You can still arrange an individual collection during these months (1 per month) using  online brown bin winter collection form.

Report a missed collection

The easiest and quickest way to report a missed collection is via our online portal.  Customers can do this by selecting the link below and logging in or registering an account, you then simply select the collection that has been missed and the report will be passed to our waste aware team to investigate.

Garden Waste Portal 

For alternative ways to contact us click the link below

Customer Services - South Ayrshire Council (