Garden waste collections in Ryedale will resume next week following the winter break.
Collections of garden waste will alternate with refuse collections until June.
The garden waste service then becomes chargeable and residents will have the option to subscribe for the service or not.
A licence to continue with garden waste recycling costs £27 for the period June 2014 to March 2015. From April 2015 to March 2016 the charge will be £36.
Residents will receive a letter and information regarding the changes.