There are three choices for households wanting to recycle their garden waste. Composting at home is our preferred method. But there are also collection services available.

What do we collect?

Every fortnight, we provide garden waste collections for a charge. Households can use our wheeled bin service or purchase individual paper sacks that are biodegradable and suitable for composting. We pick-up:

  • Garden waste
  • Flower and plant waste
  • Grass cuttings
  • Branches
  • Leaves and bark
  • Hedge prunings

We do not collect food waste, Japanese Knotweed, large branches or logs, sawdust/ wood shavings, plastic or cardboard.

Garden waste bin collection charges

You can choose between a large (240 litre, H 107cm x W 58cm x 73cm) or small bin (140 litre, H 106cm x W 49cm x 55cm). Both services cost £38.50 for 12 months collection service. There is a one-off delivery charge of £2.70 for either bin.

Recognising that not everyone will start their bin collection at the beginning of the year, there is charging guidance showing the subscription amounts for each month of the year bringing new users into line with existing users for annualised billing.

Paying for your garden waste bin collection

Aug/Sep 2014 update:  Apologies but we are currently experiencing a shortage of garden waste bins in stock.  No new bins will be available until early October.  Until we receive delivery, we suggest you compost as much as you can at home, use our fortnightly council garden waste sack collections, or take it for free to any of our Recycling Centres.

We will not be taking orders for new bins until we receive stock, so advise you to contact Council Connect (01225 394041) from w/c 6 October.

You can order a new garden waste bin collection service through Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41.  Please allow 28 days for both bin delivery and sticker to validate your collection.

For existing customers, a payment reminder is issued in April/May. Using your reference number you can pay online by clicking on the Garden Waste Renewal option in the menu.  Once you have paid we will send you a  sticker as proof of payment to the collection crews.  Please display it clearly on your wheeled bin.

If you do not receive this within three weeks of making a payment, contact Council Connect

Forgotten to pay?

You will be left a red hanger on your wheeled bin and it will not be emptied. Contact Council Connect and inform them you have been left a red enforcement hanger on your bin.

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