Garden waste

Time to renew your garden waste permit

If you’ve got a garden waste permit, it’s now time to renew it, or you can sign up for one if you haven’t had one previously.

All 2024 permits will be valid between March and December for four-weekly collections and the cost remains at £30 per bin per year. Garden waste can also still be disposed of for free at the Council’s recycling centres on Western Road, Kilmarnock and at Garlaff, near Cumnock.

You can view the recycling calendar at: Recycling calendar · East Ayrshire Council (

Once a permit has been purchased either online or by phone, a permit sticker will be issued which should be stuck to your garden waste bin using the instructions provided. Please ensure the new permit is clearly displayed and, if possible, place it on top of the old permit. 

The sticker may take up to 21 days to arrive, but crews will have your permit information so even if you don't have it yet, your bin will still be collected.

You can renew your permit or sign up for one at:

Anyone who does not have access to the internet or requires assistance can call 01563 554400 (option 6) and someone will help you order your permit over the phone.