Garden Waste Collection Permit

Free kerbside collections of garden waste are ending. From 1 April 2019, a chargeable service will be introduced in Moray. Given the council’s budget deficit we’ve got to think of new ways to make savings and generate income, and this is one of them.

We’re asking householders to pay an annual upfront fee of £36 per brown bin for garden waste collections. You won’t have to pay if you’re using your brown bin just for food waste.

We’re sending out letters to all householders in Moray over the course of January with more information about how to apply.

To make sure you receive your garden waste collection permit before 1 April 2019, you must apply and pay for it no later than 28 February 2019.

From 1 April we will only collect your garden waste if you put it in your brown bin, and the brown bin displays a valid permit.

We’ll continue to collect your brown bin on your normal collection day. You can download a collection calendar for your property online at

We’ve got much more info online at, including how to compost your garden waste and what materials are accepted in your brown bin.

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