Garden waste collection
Garden waste collection service 2023
The online subscription service for 2023 garden waste collections has now closed.
If you have garden waste to dispose of you can make use of one of the following options:
- Garden waste can be taken to any of the household waste recycling centres within the borough at any time of the year
- Garden waste can be composted at your home
If you still wish to pay for a collection in 2023, the cost remains £40. Please complete the attached form and a representative from our team will make contact with you to take your payment and arrange for collections to be made. The online subscription service for garden waste collections in 2024 will open soon.
You can check your collections on our collection day page.
Garden waste collection is an opt-in chargeable service costing £40 per bin per calendar year regardless of when you subscribe during the year. This charge is not included or added to your council tax bill. Residents have a choice to use the service or make alternative arrangements such as composting at home or taking their waste to the nearest recycling centre.
If you are in receipt of full council tax reduction at the point of applying for your annual permit, you are entitled to 25 per cent (£10) reduction on the cost of one garden waste bin permit.
The service will provide fortnightly collections over 40 weeks of the year with a suspension outside of growing season of 12 weeks (December to February). This equates to £2 per collection. Garden waste bins will not be emptied without a valid subscription and displayed permit. Subscriptions made for this season are still available and costs remain the same. The last garden collection takes place on 1 December 2023. Please check your collection calendar to confirm when your garden waste is collected. The window to subscribe for 2023 will close on 6 November 2023.