Garden Waste Scheme
Check changes to collection dates over Christmas and New Year 2020/21. You may also be interested in our free Christmas Tree collection service as part of your garden waste subscription.
View Garden Waste collection dates for 2020/21:
View Garden Waste collection dates scheduled for 2021/22:
The above calendar dates for 2021/22 will be added to the check your collection days online tool for relevant addresses in due course. If you need either of these calendars in an alternative format, please get in touch with us.
Garden waste subscription costs
The Garden Waste Scheme will cost £52 for 24 collections throughout the year. Collections are fortnightly, with the exception of the Christmas period. There is a £16 charge to cover delivery, repairs and loan of the bin, newsletters and further offers.
Purple plastic sacks can be provided to properties that aren't in the area of the Garden Waste Scheme, which will be collected by the refuse freighter. The cost for paper and purple sacks is the same; £15 for 10 sacks (plus £5 delivery).
Wheeled bins, paper sacks or purple sacks will be delivered within 10 working days of a successful application.
- dump waste in a dyke, field or on the roadside (fly-tipping)
- present garden waste for collection in domestic black sacks, as they will not be collected
- have a bonfire that has a detrimental impact on the environment. Please see our bonfire advice.
The types of materials that are accepted as garden waste are:
- general garden waste
- grass cuttings
- tree and shrub cuttings
- small branches - up to 2 inches (50mm) in diameter
- hedge trimmings.
No other materials will be accepted. If the wrong materials are put out for collection, the container will have a sticker placed on it, asking you to remove the unacceptable items. The container will then be emptied on the next scheduled collection day.