Green waste

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We offer 2 green (garden) waste collection services:

Green waste premium (fortnightly wheelie bin)

If you sign up to the green waste premium service, we provide a wheelie bin for your garden waste.

If your property is not on the wheelie bin service for non-recycling and recycling, we will provide you with bags instead.

The service costs £96 per year, from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

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If you want to cancel your service please read the refund policy

If you sign up after April 2019 the cost for the year ending 31 March 2020 will be:

Table
Green waste sign up cost
Month Cost
May 88
June 80
July 72
August 64
September 56
October 48
November 40
December 32
January 24
February 16
March 8

This bin can be used all year round.

You can use the bin for your (real) Christmas tree, which you need to put next to your brown bin in January.

In previous years, we reduced our green waste collections to 3 per week during the winter season. From winter 2019, the service will not be reduced and we will continue with 5 collections per week, so your collection date will remain the same every fortnight.  

You can check your green waste premium service collection dates online.

Green Waste bagged collection

If you book a Green Waste bagged collection, you need to put the waste in your own bag or one of our pre-paid bags, and we will collect it.

If you use your own bag, the collection will cost 95p per bag.

If you use our pre-paid bags, we will collect them for free.

You can buy a roll of 20 pre-paid bags for £19 from the cashier desks at the Civic Centre.

You can book a real Christmas tree collection in January using the Green Waste bagged collection service for just £2.10 a tree.

We will be donating all the Christmas tree fees to St Clare Hospice with Veolia matching every donation. If you want to make an additional donation to St Clare Hospice you can donate on their website

If you need to dispose of an artificial Christmas tree, you can book a bulky waste collection

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If you want to cancel your collection please read the refund policy. We do not give refunds if the bags are contaminated.

What goes in your green waste bin or bag

Yes please:

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge cuttings, prunings, leaves, bark
  • flowers, weeds
  • branches (not over 1m long or 15cm diameter)

No thanks:

  • bags inside the green waste premium service brown wheelie bins
  • large branches or tree stumps
  • Japanese knotweed
  • turf, earth, soil, stones and gravel
  • treated or painted wood and fencing
  • building materials
  • food or kitchen waste, including peelings
  • animal faeces and cat litter
  • textiles
  • nappies
  • plastic trays, plant pots, plastic bags and wrappings
  • cardboard
  • hazardous waste

The person collecting the waste must be able to lift bags into the back of the vehicle, so please do not overfill them.

If the green waste is wet, please put less into each bag to reduce the weight.