Garden waste

Service update:

Following a consultation, the council have decided not to operate the garden waste collection service in December and January.  Historically, there is very little garden waste to collect in these months, therefore, to assist service delivery and to contribute to carbon savings, the garden waste service will cease at the end of November 2022 and recommence in February 2023.

December/January garden waste FAQs

Want to sign up...

We are no longer accepting new sign ups for this year. 

The new subscription year will start from 1 February 2023. Please check back here from mid January 2023 to sign up for next year.

2022 terms and conditions - these were sent to all customers in June and July 2022

The garden waste service will not run in December or January the below details are for information only once the service resumes from 1 February 2023.

Which items we will 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 will not 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 email

Garden Waste Queries

The service is available for those 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 call or email us.

If you would like to cancel your garden waste subscription please complete the form 

If you are moving within the city please complete the form 

Please click here to view our most frequently asked questions

For any other general garden waste subscription enquiries including change of address and bin sticker queries email: 

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

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