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Garden waste collection

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Save time, money and mess with our popular fortnightly garden waste collection.

The next start date for the garden waste service is 1 December 2016. Sign up by 31 October 2016

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What the garden waste service costs (2016/17 for a service starting in April 2016)

  • A 240-litre wheelie bin in 2016/17 costs £45 for a full year
  • A year's supply of compostable sacks (for properties unable to use wheelie bins only) costs £34 for a full year
  • There are other shorter collection periods available, dependent on when customers subscribe to the service - please see table below

When your garden waste service will start

There are five different collection periods each year, starting in April, June, August, October and December. Your bin will be delivered in time for your collection service to start.

Collection periodNew subscriptions openNew subscriptions closeCost (bin service)Cost (sack service)
April - March (12 months)1 November28 February£45£34
June - March (10 months)1 March30 April£40£30
August - March (8 months)1 May30 June£35£25
October - March (6 months)1 July31 August£30£20
December - March (4 months)1 September31 October£25£15


The service renewal date for existing customers is 31 March (the final date of your collection period).

What can I put in my garden waste bin?

Yes pleaseNo thanks
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Grass cuttings
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Plants
  • Cut flowers
  • Leaves
  • Small amounts of home-grown
    fruit and vegetables

You can still compost your garden waste at home or take it to a household recycling centre free of charge.

The garden waste we collect is recycled to produce compost.

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