Garden waste collections

The service runs from start of February to end of November. If you pay for your Garden Waste subscription by Direct Debit, this will automatically renew in February.

Your Garden Waste bin must display a valid subscription sticker for it to be collected by kerbside from 7am on the scheduled collection day.

This service is available for properties where the wheeled bin can be safely stored away from the pavement and is not classed as a 'hard to reach property'. If you think your property may have access problems, please contact us.

How much it costs

£46 for each garden waste bin subscription

£27 for each garden waste bin subscription, if you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. You'll need to provide your benefit reference number.

Sign up or manage Garden Waste collections

Online is the quickest way to sign up or manage your Garden Waste subscription. Before you sign up please read our terms and conditions.

If you signed up after 4th September 2023, you can manage your existing garden waste subscription online to:

  • order a replacement sticker
  • order a replacement bin

Please contact us if you signed up before 4th September 2023. 

Sign up or manage Garden Waste

Other ways to sign up

Please phone us on 01452 396 396 if you cannot use the online service. 

Cancellation or refunds

You cannot cancel your existing subscription and request a refund.

If you no longer need Garden Waste collection(s), then you don't need to present your bin(s) on collection day. If you want your bin removing, please contact us.

If you're moving within the city and there is no Garden Waste service at your new property, you cannot take your Garden Waste bin with you. If you want to use the Garden Waste service you will need to sign up for your new property.

Which items we'll collect

  • Grass Cuttings
  • Hedge Trimmings
  • Plants and cut flowers
  • Twigs and small branches
  • Weeds, plants, leaves and bark
  • Real Christmas trees cut to fit (these should be cut no thicker than your wrist and should be cut to fit into the bin)

Which items we won't collect

  • Food Waste (use your brown food caddy)
  • Garden tools and furniture
  • Soil, compost, stones, bricks and rubble
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Plastic pots and labels
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Animal faeces
  • Plastic bags
  • Chemicals
  • Ash
  • Soiled newspaper or sawdust used for animal bedding - we don't accept any type of animal bedding
  • General rubbish
  • Any type of packaging including those marked as being compostable/biodegradable/recyclable

This isn't a full list, if you have any queries please contact us.

Other ways to recycle

As the service is optional residents may prefer to compost at home or take their garden waste to the local household recycling centre. For more information about composting and household recycling centres visit