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Garden Waste Service

Don’t delay join today and we will take your garden waste away!

The annual subscription remains at £35 (£33 online) a year and runs fortnightly from 22nd February 2016 through to 27th November 2016.

Important notice:

  • You will need an online 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.
  • Select at least “one” garden waste service on the online form – even if you are renewing (we will only deliver additional bins where required)

Key information

  • The garden waste collection service is available across the city.
  • 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
  • Ensure you have sufficient space to store the wheelie bin(s)

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. Please visit Get Composting to purchase compost bins, or to find out how to compost.

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:

Please use your garden waste wheelie bin for grass, hedge clippings, plants, weeds, leaves, raw vegetables, raw fruit, used tea bags, bush prunings and *tree prunings. Please do not use the garden waste wheelie bin for stones, soil, bricks, rubble, *Japanese Knotweed, plastics, metals, chemicals, treated wood, cooked meat, cooked vegetables, cooked fruit, pet bedding and faeces.

Garden Waste Items Yes and No

*Note: Tree pruning – must be no more than 5cm or 2 inches in diameter
*Note: Japanese Knotweed – for information on how to dispose of this properly please go to www.environment-agency.gov.uk.

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


Alternative options to dispose of your garden waste

Japanese Knotweed

Garden waste wheelie bin dimensions

Community groups and volunteers

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