Garden Waste 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:
- Find out what to expect once you have signed up to the garden waste service 2016
- Find out what you can and can't put into your garden waste bin or sacks
- Find more information about the garden waste service
What to expect once you have signed up to the garden waste service 2016
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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
- Dead flowers
- And new for 2016 we will be collecting raw vegetables, fruit and used teabags
We will not collect:
- Garden waste produced by or through a trade, business or otherwise on a commercial basis
- Stones, soil, bricks and rubble
- Garden chemicals
- Treated wood
- Japanese Knotweed - advice on how to get rid of Japanese Knotweed
- Garden tools and implements
- Garden furniture/ornaments
- Plant pots, plastic trays
- Tree/shrub branches greater than 5 cm (2 inches) diameter
- Animal bedding/faeces
If you aren’t getting temporary password emails, it is likely that you don’t have an online account registered to the email address you’re trying. In this case, please register an online account before attempting to order your garden waste collection service. For a fuller explanation of how to get around problems accessing your online account, please visit our account help page.
If your wheelie bins or sacks are damaged or missing you can order new ones using the link below.
There is a £20 charge for replacement wheelie bins or garden waste sacks, unless you report the damage, or that they are missing, within two weeks of delivery.
If your wheelie bin was damaged by our crew they will leave a tag on the bin with a reference number and arrange for a replacement bin to be delivered to you. There is no need for you to contact us in this case.
To complete this form you will need an online account. You can register an account here if you don't already have one.
You can purchase more than one garden waste service if you wish at a cost of £35 per year (£33 online), but you must have enough space on your property to store the additional bin(s). You can have up to a maximum of 10 garden waste bins per property..
If you have subscribed to the garden waste service previously then we will not provide you with an additional garden waste wheelie bin unless the subscription changes.
The council will provide, upon request, an Assisted Collection to households where there is a registered Blue Badge holder or they are unable to participate without assistance due to infirmity or disability.
We advise you to ensure that your wheelie bins are stored safely and securely wherever possible and to return the bins back to your property as soon as possible after each collection is made. We also strongly advise you to permanently mark your new bins with your house number/Postcode or other identification.
If we have assessed your property as unsuitable for wheelie bins, we will supply you with garden waste sacks instead.
You can report dumped garden waste here. We will investigate reported dumped garden waste and take appropriate action.
You can share a garden waste bin with a neighbour, but you must make and be responsible for your own arrangement.
The service must be purchased by one resident only. The garden waste bin/sacks will be collected from the property belonging to the resident that has made the request and they will be responsible for complying with all the terms and conditions.
Birmingham City Council do not take any responsibility for resolving local disputes.
Household Recycling Centres accept garden waste.
Find out more about composting your garden waste, or buy reduced compost bins at the Get Composting website.
You are responsible for removing Japanese Knotweed if it is on your private land. You can get more advice on Japanese Knotweed from the Environment Agency website.
The council will not remove Japanese Knotweed unless it is on council owned land.
We will continue to support community groups and residents who voluntarily support us by collecting garden waste, particularly fallen leaves from public pathways during Autumn.
Please email the Waste Prevention Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information