Garden waste permits 2023


The City Council is asking residents to renew their garden waste permits for 2023 following the opening of the permit’s ordering system.

Householders are being urged to plan ahead to ensure they are signed up in advance of the first collections in March. The cost of a permit is £42.50 per bin and covers the 20 collections allocated to eligible households across this year. The Liberal Democrat group has always objected to the charge and in fact proposed it be cut – not increased – at the 2022 council revenue budget. Unfortunately, the other parties on the council voted that down.
Customers who opted in to the scheme in 2022 will receive invitations either by letter or email to re-apply for the 2023 collections. Reminders and updates also feature on 2023 collection calendars and on the Council’s social media channels.
Members of the public can still dispose of their garden waste free of charge at the city’s household waste recycling centres located at Riverside and Baldovie.

The garden waste collected is taken to the Riverside Composting facility to create the PAS 100 quality certified Discovery Compost, which is then made available for purchase by gardeners, community groups, and farmers.
Home composting bins can also be bought in many retail outlets and are available to purchase from Dundee City Council directly for £20 with free delivery.
Further information, frequently asked questions and the online application form can be found at

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