Garden Waste Collections

Garden Waste Collections

Information about the garden waste collection service

2019/20 Garden Waste Subscription Fees

2019/20 Garden Wastes Subscriptions start from 21st January 2019.  The costs for the Garden Waste Subscription are:

  • £33 for 1 brown-lidded bin
  • £16 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 so that the subscription sticker can be seen from the road.

Pay online

Re-new your subscription online. (Opens in a New Window)

How to Join

You can pay for the service:

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

  • For single and multiple bin payments using a debit or credit card call the contact centre on 0115 917 7777 and select option 4 followed by option 1

  • ATP (Automated Telephone Payment) This is for single payments only using a debit card. Call FREEPHONE 0845 835 0144 and select option 8 and enter your subscription reference number which can be found on the front of your garden waste subscription letter

I don't have a lot of garden waste. Can I share a garden waste bin with one of my neighbours?

Yes, you can share your garden waste bin, however 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.

Important garden waste information

Please remember that your garden waste will be collected on the same day as your green-lidded recycling bin.

If it is not emptied use the 'Missed bin collection' page to find ways to report a missed bin.

The Benefits of the Garden Waste Service

  • Collections are all year round

  • Offers a hassle-free solution in comparison to taking your garden waste to the Local Household Waste and Recycling Site

  • Offers a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to garden waste disposal

The Service

Collections for garden waste run fortnightly from March through to the end of November and then monthly during the months of December, January and February. Collections take place on the same day as your green-lidded bin. All bins should be out by 6.30am, with their bins lids closed. No side waste will be taken.

Details of Terms and Conditions and can be found by clicking on the relevant link.

What can go in the Brown-Lidded Garden Bin?

What can and can't go in the brown-lidded garden bin
We Collect We Don't Collect



Grass cuttings

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


General food waste


Soiled animal bedding

Cut flowers or house plants

Animal waste

Hedge trimmings

Plastic plant pots

tel: 0115 917 7777