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Opting out of the service

Properties that have not subscribed to our garden waste service will not have their brown bins emptied.

Opting out

Your brown bin will only be emptied if you have subscribed to our garden waste service.

You can still sign up for the current 2018/19 service (starting on 2 April) 2018. It is possible to change your mind and sign up part way through the year - however, you will still be charged the annual fee.  All subscriptions run until 31 March 2019. Find out more about the service.

Unwanted brown bins

If you would like your bin to be removed from your property, please email with your address and contact details. 

You may keep your brown bin even if you are not subscribing to the service. Many people have chosen to do this and are finding it useful for storage. However, it remains the property of Fenland District Council and we may ask for it to be returned at a later date. 

Please note that if you choose to have your brown bin removed and later wish to subscribe to the service, you will need to pay a delivery charge of £30 per bin.

Brown bin alternatives

There are other ways to dispose if your garden waste if you choose not to use our service. 

We offer cost-price compost bins and food waste digesters that can be purchased at or by phoning 0800 316 4454.

Garden waste can also be taken to any of Cambridgeshire County Council's Household Recycling Centres for free. 

If you have a small garden you could consider sharing the cost of a bin with a neighbour. One household will need to be responsible for the subscription and the bin, which will be collected from the registered property. The agreement to share the bin is between the customers only.