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 buy our individual paper sacks that are biodegradable and suitable for composting. We pick-up:
- Garden waste
- Flower and plant waste
- Grass cuttings
- Leaves and bark
- Hedge prunings
To find out which week, A or B, we collect your garden waste from you, please enter your post code by clicking here.
Please follow this link for a printable version of the 2016 garden waste collection calendar
Garden waste and Christmas tree collections
Normal fortnightly garden waste collections began again from from Friday 8 January 2016.
Until 29 January 2016 we will collect your real Christmas tree for free during our fortnightly garden waste collection service. The trees will be composted. Please:
- Cut up your tree if it is more than 1.2 metres tall so that it will fit into our vehicle.
- Remove any decorations first, including the pot.
- Put it out for collection at the edge of your property so our crews can easily see it on your garden waste collection day.
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 £39.50 for 12 months collection service. Please note that during the Christmas and New Year period no garden waste collections will take place (please see the garden waste collection calendar for the inclusive dates) but we do collect garden waste on all other bank holidays. There is a one-off delivery charge of £2.75 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.
Ordering and paying for your new garden waste bin collection
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.
Garden Waste Renewal
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.