Environmental and Climate Change Benefits

All garden waste that we collect is sent for composting and reuse.

This means that you are helping us to increase recycling rates and help the environment by:

  • Not having to drive to the tip to dispose of your garden waste.
  • Not having bonfires which release greenhouse gases and pollute the atmosphere.

You will also be able to put your real Christmas Tree in the brown bin and we will collect and reuse this.

In addition, why not consider this as a present for a loved one (Christmas is coming).

The cost of this offer

The cost of this offer per bin is £20.00 (which is 50% off the full subscription price) and will pay for the service until 14th July 2021, at which point it will revert to the normal renewal terms and conditions.

Please note: Delivery of new or additional bins typically take 1-3 weeks, however, in exceptional circumstances this can take up to 8 weeks, and your collections cannot start until you have a bin.  If you already have a bin at your property, then your service will start within 7 days.

Pay for a Garden Waste Service

In order to subscribe to the Garden Waste Service, you will need to set up a direct debit (our preferred method of payment) which will be done as part of the registration process. Your bins will not be ordered until a completed Direct Debit Mandate is received.

Before registering please read the full terms and conditions for the service; by joining the scheme you are agreeing to these terms and conditions and helping the environment.

If you currently receive a weekly sack collection for your household waste, then it is unlikely that we will be able to provide a garden waste service. Firstly, it is unlikely you will have space for the collection container and secondly the larger collection vehicles used for Garden Waste are unlikely to be able collect from your area.

In the unfortunate event that a Garden Waste service cannot be provided to your property other options include:

How does the service work?

We will provide up to three 240 litre brown wheelie bins for your garden waste (each costs £20)

  • The bin(s) will be emptied fortnightly from the edge of your property, at the point nearest the highway
  • Collection day may not be the same day as the household waste and recycling
  • Garden waste will only be collected from brown bins.
  • Garden waste is suspended for a 2 week period over Christmas
  • For a list of what you can put in your brown bin please see below

Assisted collections

If you are already receiving an assisted collection, then this will also apply to garden waste collections when you subscribe to the service.

What can I put in my Garden Waste bin?

AcceptedRejected
Grass cuttingsCardboard
Shrub cuttingsPaper
Plant cuttingsFood waste
Flower cuttingsCat litter and dog waste
WeedsJapanese Knotweed
RootsSoil
LeavesRubble
Branches (up to 10cm/4in diameter only)Plastics e.g. plant pots
Herbivorous pet bedding i.e. Rabbit, Guinea PigsGlass