Garden waste recycling
* UPDATE: Garden waste collections have been suspended to enable our crews to concentrate on picking up waste and recycling. Collections resume 9 January 2018.*
Household garden waste collections cost £30 per bin, per year.
To receive this fortnightly service, you need to sign up and pay. This can be done quickly and easily online with your credit or debit card. Alternatively, call 01993 861025.
You can pay at any point during the year but the £30 annual charge runs from 1 April - 31 March. Register early to take advantage of the maximum number of collections over the year.
If you require a garden waste bin please call us.
Sign up for garden waste collections
View our frequently asked questions
Fortnightly garden waste collections
Garden waste collections alternate with household rubbish collections.
Please ensure that your wheelie bin lid shuts fully and it is put by the kerbside by 6am on your collection day. For legal and safety reasons, bins must be removed from public paths as soon as possible after collection.
Please put your garden waste directly in your bin. No plastic, paper or compostable bags.
|Yes please||No thanks|
Bark and wood shavings
|Anything plastic including plant pots, bags, bottles or trays|
|Grass cuttings, hedge clippings and prunings||Compost bags|
|Hay/straw from animal bedding of vegetarian pets (eg rabbits, guinea pigs etc)||Cat litter, dog waste, dead animals|
|Leaves and plant material||Food waste (raw or cooked) including fruit, salad or vegetable peelings|
|Shrubs, flowers and houseplants||Household rubbish, DIY or hazardous waste|
|Soil bound roots||Invasive weeds (eg Japanese Knotweed, Ragwort etc)|
|Tree trunks, twigs and branches up to 15cm in diameter||Paper and cardboard|
|Wind fallen fruit (from garden fruit tree)||Soil, turf, stone and rubble|
|Christmas trees (cut into 30cm sections and put inside bin)||Timber, laminate and chipboard|