Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Great value Unlimited Broadband from an award winning provider  


Don't Let The Grass Grow Under Your Feet - 2018/19 Garden Waste Permits

9th May 2018

Photograph of Don't Let The Grass Grow Under Your Feet - 2018/19 Garden Waste Permits

Don't let the grass grow under your feet - order your 2018/19 garden waste permit by 3rd June.

Highland Council Garden Waste Permits are now available to order for the 2018/19 Permit Season. The new 2018/19 garden waste collection year will commence on the 2nd July and will run until the 30th June 2019.

Customers are encouraged to order their permit by the 3rd of June to ensure delivery in time for the first collections of the new service year.

Garden waste permits can be purchased on-line at: by phoning Highland Council’s Service Centre on 01349 886603 or in person at Council Service Points.

The opt-in service was introduced last year as an alternative to stopping garden waste collections altogether and to help bridge the Council’s funding gap.

Approximately 33,000 garden waste permits were purchased in Highland last year following the introduction of the new service.

Permits purchased for the 2017/18 collection year are due to expire shortly, on the 30th of June. To continue to receive garden waste collections during the new service year, existing and new customers are required to apply for 2018/19 permit stickers at their earliest convenience.

The cost of a garden waste permit for the 2018/19 collection service will be £35.00 for the year. Up to 3 permits can be ordered per household. Customers can continue to order garden waste permits after the 3rd of June. However, the Council cannot guarantee that permits ordered following this date will arrive in time for the first collections of the 2018/19 permit year.

Councillor Allan Henderson, Chair of Community Services said: "A high level of demand for permits last year demonstrated Highland householders’ commitment to recycling garden waste and continuing to reduce waste being sent to landfill.

“We anticipate that demand for permits will be high in the weeks immediately prior to the 2018/19 service commencing and encourage households to sign-up prior to the 3rd of June to ensure they receive permits in time for the first collections."

The service is optional and householders are also able to take their garden waste along to their local Recycling Centre free of charge. To find your local Recycling Centre that can accept green waste, please visit

Householders who no longer wish to receive garden waste collections can also return unwanted brown bins at Recycling Centres.

For more information please visit, e-mail: or phone 01349 886603.


Related Businesses


Related Articles

Public views sought for Taxi fare review in Highland
The public is being asked for its views on proposals by The Highland Council to review the maximum level of charges for the hire of taxis or private hire cars fitted with taxi meters operating under licence of The Highland Council.   The Council has a statutory duty in terms of Section 17 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 to review its scales for the fares and other taxi related charges every 18 months.  
Arms Length External Organisation Saved Highland Council £9millionThumbnail for article : Arms Length External Organisation Saved Highland Council £9million
A report published today by the local authority spending watchdog looks at how councils are using the estimated 130 ALEOs (arms-length external organisations) in Scotland, which have an annual spend of more than £1.3 billion, and the impact they are making.   ALEOs can take many forms - such as companies, community organisations or charities.  
Shopfront Design Guidance approved
Members of The Highland Council's Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee have given their backing to new shop front guidance aimed at ensuring high quality designs for traditional, replacement and new shopfronts throughout the Highlands.   The Guidance sets out general principles for repair, reinstatement and replacement of shopfronts, as well as general principles for new shopfronts in new development.  
New Chair For Caithness CommitteeThumbnail for article : New Chair For Caithness Committee
Councillor Matthew Reiss, who represents the Thurso and Northwest Caithness Ward, has been elected as Chairman of The Highland Council's Caithness Committee.  He takes over from Councillor Donnie Mackay who has held the role since June 2017.  
Caithness area roads maintenance programme approved
Members of the Caithness Committee have on Wednesday 16th May 2018 approved the Council's 2018/19 structural maintenance programmes for roads in the area for the coming year which reflects both the strategic network and the importance attached to local roads by rural communities.   The revenue budget for road maintenance activities in Caithness for 18/19 is £1.214M of which £0.539M is allocated for winter maintenance with a further capital budget of £0.785M The Highland Council's allocation to areas for structural road maintenance is based on the results of the annual Scottish Road Maintenance Condition Survey, safety inspections, service inspections and input from local members.  
Committee reaffirms commitment to providing affordable homesThumbnail for article : Committee reaffirms commitment to providing affordable homes
The Highland Council remains on track to deliver much-needed affordable homes across the Highlands as recent figures produced show all new home completions in Highland are on the up.   In its Strategic Housing Plan 2018-2023 the Council has a pledge to approve a minimum of 500 units each year of which 70% will be for affordable rent and 30% for low cost home ownership.  
High-fi For Aviemore - Free Wifi To Be Rolled Out Across 14 Highland TownsThumbnail for article : High-fi For Aviemore - Free Wifi To Be Rolled Out Across 14 Highland Towns
AVIEMORE now has access to free WIFI in and around the centre of the town thanks to a project led by the Highland Council and funded by the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal.   The free WiFi, called "High-Fi", is aimed at stimulating economic growth and will increase digital inclusion across the Highlands.  
Audit Scotland Report confirms Council's direction of travel as it considers future budget strategy
The Highland Council has considered Audit Scotland's report on Local Government in Scotland, Challenges & Performance 2018.   Audit Scotland recognises that councils will continue to face difficult decisions with limited resources.  
Redesign Fundamentally Changing The Way The Council Does Things
The work of the Redesign Board has been considered by Council today.   The Redesign Board is fundamentally changing the way the council does things.  
Highland Council Local Scrutiny Plan Considered
The annual Local Scrutiny Plan (LSP) 2018/19 for Highland Council was considered by Council today (10 May 2018).   The plan is based on a shared risk assessment undertaken by representatives of all the scrutiny bodies who engage with the council and shows no additional scrutiny is required of the Council during 2018/19.  

[Printer Friendly Version]