Garden Waste Collections

Garden Waste Collections

Information about the garden waste collection service and how you can subscribe.

Person kneeling on the grass doing some gardening

The Council offers an all year round garden waste collection service for a small annual subscription fee.

What does the subscription include?

  • Collections are all year round – fortnightly April to the end of November and in March, then monthly in December, January and February when there is less garden waste to dispose of.
  • A hassle-free solution in comparison to taking your garden waste to the Local Household Waste and Recycling Site
  • A sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to garden waste disposal.

What can go in the Brown-Lidded Garden Bin?

Waste Options for Garden Waste Bin
We Collect We Don't Collect

Leaves

Soil

Grass cuttings

Fruit and Vegetables (even if they are grown in the garden)

Weeds

General food waste

Twigs

Soiled animal bedding

Cut flowers or house plants

Animal waste

Hedge trimmings

Plastic plant pots

How much does it cost?

2019/20 Garden Waste Subscription Winter Fees

For the remainder of the 19/20 season, the costs for the Garden Waste Subscription are:

  • £28 for 1 brown-lidded bin
  • £8 for each additional bin

2019/20 subscription stickers will be posted to you. The subscription sticker should be fixed to a clean area on the back of the bin below the handle. 

Please present bins by so that the subscription sticker can be seen from the road. They should be out by 6.30am with the lid closed. No side waste will be taken.

Collections take place on the same day as your green-lidded recycling bin and these are shown on your bin calendar or via the when is my collection search tool. (Opens in a New Window)

How to pay

Online - The quickest and easiest way to pay is online using the garden waste form (Opens in a New Window)

Telephone - You can also pay by debit or credit card by calling 0115 917 7777 and selecting option 4, followed by option 1.

Single payments only (one bin) - You can use our automated telephone payment line to pay with a debit card. Call FREEPHONE 0845 835 0144 and select option 8.  You’ll then be asked to enter your subscription reference number which can be found on the front of your garden waste subscription letter

Sharing your bin with neighbours

We accept no responsibility for personal agreements made between neighbours.

We will need the address of one of the properties to log on our system when payment is made. That same address will be on the sticker to be attached to the bin and the bin must be placed outside the property which has subscribed to the service.


Contact
Recycling
tel: 0115 917 7777