Garden waste and leaves recycling - fortnightly collection


Please note: as normal this service will be closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Leave your bins out for collection in a clearly visible place at the edge of your property by 6.30am on collection day.

Please note we work as normal on bank holiday Mondays and Good Friday. The garden waste service does not operate during Christmas and New Year's weeks. What happens if a collection is missed?

Fortnightly garden waste and leaves recycling

This is a fortnightly, chargeable service for subscribers only. Alternatively, you may consider:

240-litre wheeled bins cost £56.50 each per year, or £51.50 if paid by Direct Debit. There is no limit to the number of bins you can subscribe to. Subscriptions are based on a twelve-month, non-refundable agreement.

Please recycle:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Small twigs and branches
  • Leaves
  • Prunings and clippings
  • Flowers, plants and weeds
  • Straw and hay (provided they are not contaminated with animal waste)

Please don't recycle:

  • Branches thicker then your wrist (three inches/7.5 centimetres)
  • Plant pots or any plastics. Recycle these in your green recycling bin
  • Soil, stones or ashes
  • Fallen fruit or any food, even if grown in your own garden. Recycle these in your food waste bin

How to join

Download our garden waste recycling Direct Debit Mandate at the bottom of this page, or click the service request link top right to join and pay online.

A 50% discount is available for recipients of certain means-tested benefits. You must apply for this discount in person at the Town Hall. You must provide an original document as proof of benefits.

Who can join?

All households in the Borough can join, as can schools, churches and charities. If you live in a flat you may wish to consider communal collections. Contact us for details. Collections are not available to businesses.

Renewing your subscription

  • If you pay by Direct Debit you do not need to do anything. We will notify you each year that we are collecting a further twelve months' subscription.
  • If you pay by another method we will contact you before your subscription expires, to ask whether you wish to renew it for a further year.

If you move house

If you are moving out of the Borough please notify us and present the bin for removal.

If you are moving within the Borough, contact us before the move to advise of your new address and date of move. You must take the bin with you in order for your subscription membership to be transferred to the new address.

What happens to your recycling?