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Garden Waste Service

The 2015 Garden Waste service is no longer available to purchase.
Customers who wish to subscribe for the 2016 Garden Waste Collection service can return to this page and subscribe from 1st December 2015.
Thank you for your continued custom.

Important notice
If you currently subscribe to the Garden Waste Service we would like to remind you that your last collection for this year is in the fortnight starting 16th November. We would like to thank you for your custom in 2015 and look forward to receiving your order for the 2016 service.

We will be taking Garden Waste Service orders from 1st December and the price for next year will remain unchanged at £35.00. We are offering an Early Bird Discount of £5.00 on all orders received in December.

During the winter months garden waste can be disposed of at any of the five Household Recycling Centres (HRC’s) across the City. For further details on locations and opening times, please visit our Household Recycling Centre page.

From this page you can:

What to expect once you have signed up to the garden waste service 2016

What we would like you to do What you can expect from us
  • Present your wheelie bin before 6.00am on the correct scheduled collection day
  • We will collect your garden waste on your scheduled day between 6.00am and 3.30pm
  • Ensure there is no excess garden waste outside the wheelie bin
  • We will collect your garden waste on alternative weeks to your recycling collections between February and November
  • Your bin may not be collected if it is contaminated with incorrect items
  • Ensure the wheelie bin lid is closed
  • Your bin may not be collected if it is overflowing or too heavy

What kinds of garden waste will you collect?

We will collect:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge and shrub cuttings
  • Plants and weeds
  • Tree/shrub branch cutting of less than 5 cm (2 inches) diameter
  • Leaves
  • Dead flowers
  • And new for 2016 we will be collecting raw vegetables, fruit and used teabags

We will not collect:

You can take all of the above, except trade waste and Japanese Knotweed, to your nearest Household Recycling Centre (Tip)

More Information

Having problems accessing your account?

Requesting replacement garden waste wheelie bins or sacks

Ordering additional bins

Additional bins when renewing the garden waste service

Assisted collections

Keeping your wheelie bins safe

Properties unsuitable for wheelie bins

Dumping/flytipping of garden waste

Sharing garden waste bins with neighbours

Other ways to dispose of your garden waste

Japanese Knotweed

Community groups and volunteers


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