Garden Waste Scheme

At this time we are unable to accept new sign ups onto the garden waste scheme, as well as the purchasing of additional bins this is to prioritise the collections of existing garden waste subscribers for as long as we can due to staff sickness levels as a result of COVID-19. If you would like to join the garden waste scheme you can register your interest online to join the waiting list.

Please continue to renew your existing garden waste subscriptions as normal. In the unfortunate event that our garden waste collections need to be temporarily stopped due to staff sickness levels SHDC will extend all subscription end dates to ensure residents receive their full 24 collections when the service resumes.


Pay or renew your garden waste or sack collection online

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The Garden Waste Scheme will cost £52 for 24 collections throughout the year on a fortnightly basis (with the exception of the Christmas period) plus a £16 charge to cover delivery, repairs and loan of the bin, newsletters and further offers.

Purple plastic sacks can be provided to properties not in the area of the Garden Waste Scheme to be collected by the refuse freighter.

The charge 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.

Do NOT:

  • dump it in a dyke, field or on the roadside (flytipping)
  • present garden waste for collection in domestic black sacks as it will not be taken;
  • have a bonfire that has a detrimental impact on the environment. Please see bonfire advice

What materials will be collected?

  • General Garden Waste
  • Grass cuttings
  • Tree and shrub cuttings
  • Small branches - up to 2" (50mm) in diameter.
  • Shrubs
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Weeds
  • Prunings
  • Roots
  • Hedge trimmings

No other materials will be accepted. If the wrong materials are put out for collection, the container will be stickered asking you to remove the unacceptable items. The container will then be emptied on the next scheduled collection day.


Garden Waste Subscription FAQ