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Garden Waste Service

Don’t delay join today and we will take your garden waste away!
The garden waste collection service is available across the city and is a convenient way to dispose of garden waste. The annual subscription remains at £35 (£33 online) a year and runs fortnightly from 22nd February 2016 through to 27th November 2016.
We are now applying a £5 Early Bird Discount to all orders received in December reducing the cost to £30 for the year – so why not sign up today!
During the winter months you can dispose of garden waste using alternative methods

Important notice: You will need an online council account to order/renew the garden waste service. Please ensure your online account displays the correct property address as this is where the garden waste service will be delivered. Please register for an online account if you don’t already have one.

Please review the checklist below prior to ordering online:

  • Ensure your correct property address is showing on your online account
  • Ensure you have access to a credit / debit card (we do not accept cheques)
  • Select at least “one” garden waste service on the online form – even if you are renewing (we will only deliver additional bins where required)
  • Ensure you have sufficient space to store the wheelie bin(s)

Key information

  • Fortnightly collections are made on the same day as your household waste collection in the alternate week to your recycling
  • If you are already using wheelie bins for your household rubbish and recycling and you subscribe to the garden waste service we will provide you with a wheelie bin (even if you previously received a sack service)
  • If you are using the old sack and box collection method for your household rubbish and recycling and you subscribe to the garden waste service we will provide you with a set of brown 2016 garden waste sacks as these properties are unsuitable for wheelie bins
  • You can order more than one garden waste service at an additional cost
  • New for 2016 – you can now also dispose of uncooked vegetables, spoilt fruit and tea bags in the garden waste bin

From this page you can:

Alternative options to dispose of your garden waste

Household Recycling Centre

There are five Household Recycling Centres across the City where residents can dispose of their household and garden waste.

Book a bulky waste collection

Birmingham residents can also purchase a bulky waste collection service for up to six large items or up to 18 black bags of rubbish/garden waste.

Get composting!

An alternative way to dispose of garden waste is to compost at home. Composting is an environmentally friendly way of getting rid of organic waste from your kitchen and garden.

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

What we would like you to do What you can expect from us
  • 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 only empty garden waste presented inside the wheelie bin. We will not take any garden waste left beside the bin
  • We will not empty the garden waste and will tag your bin if it is contaminated with incorrect items
  • Ensure the wheelie bin lid is closed
  • We will not empty your bin if it is overflowing or too heavy

Kinds of garden waste we will and won't collect:

Garden Waste Items Yes and No

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

Usage of 2015 garden waste sacks

If you choose not to renew the garden waste service

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

Garden waste wheelie bin dimensions

Community groups and volunteers


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