A £30 charge is in place, and residents who sign up will receive 17 collections of their garden waste, from April - November 2018.
Councillor Michael Mordey, Portfolio Holder for City Services, said: "Our residents do a great job at recycling, and over 30,000 households signed up for the garden waste collection service for this year, recycling over 6700 tonnes of garden waste between April and November.
"With the move to alternative weekly collections, it's important that people make the most of the space available in their bins, and make sure the right rubbish goes in the right bin. Signing up for garden waste collections is optional, but it is a very cost effective way of get rid of garden waste, at less than £2 per collection."
Residents who want to receive the garden waste service need to make their payment before 1 March 2018 in order to receive all 17 collections. The sign up charge will be the same regardless of when people sign up.
To sign up for collections, and pay using a debit or credit card, go to www.sunderland.gov.uk/gardenwaste