Garden waste collections



You can use our fortnightly garden waste collection service for things like grass clippings, weeds, leaves and prunings.  There is a charge for this service.

How do I sign up for or renew garden waste collections? 

You need to buy a bin or bag from us and pay for the collections.  If you’re renewing, you can keep using your existing bin or bag and just pay for the collections.

Please read our garden waste containers terms and conditions and garden waste service terms and conditions before signing up.

Subscriptions for garden waste collection

Subscription payments for garden waste collections up to March 30 2017 has ended.

We will be accepting payments for the 2017/18 garden waste collection service in early February. 

Bin or bag options

One-off purchase price

140 litre bin

Holds the equivalent of two garden waste sacks

1050mm high (including lid) x 480mm wide x 550mm deep


240 litre bin

Holds the equivalent of four garden waste sacks

1070mm high (including lid) x 580mm wide x 740mm deep


Reusable garden waste bag



Subcriptions for 2016/17 are now being taken.


140 litre bin 

240 litre bin 

Reusable garden waste bag

Annual collection charge





What can I put in the garden waste collection?

Yes please

  • Grass cuttings
  • Leaves or organic sweepings
  • Tree, shrub and rose prunings
  • Branches (up to 30cm long and 2.5cm diameter, e.g. broom handle width)
  • Cut flowers
  • Weeds
  • Windfall

No thanks

  • Cardboard
  • Food waste, including vegatable peelings
  • Plastic
  • Turf
  • Soil and rubble
  • Plant pots
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Animal bedding
  • Animal faeces
  • Invasive species such as Japanese knotweed, ragwort, giant hogweed or common ragwort

When will my garden be waste collected?

Garden waste collections are fortnightly.  Your garden waste will be collected on same day as your rubbish, on the alternate week to your recycling.

How do I report a missed garden waste collection?

You can report missed collections to us using our online form

Can I get a refund during the winter or when I’m on holiday?

No. the service runs for the whole year. You can join throughout the year, but all subscriptions end on 31st March.

What else can I do with my garden waste?

You can also take garden waste to our household waste and recycling centres for free or compost it at home.  We can’t collect garden waste with your household rubbish.  

Buy a composter or green Johanna

Where can I get a water butt?

Water butts and other water saving devices are available from South West Water.