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Garden waste collection

We provide an all-year-round Garden Waste Collection Service for £30 per year for our residents. The garden waste bin is 240 litres but if you need additional bins, you can have up to three extra for an additional cost of £15 per bin.

We also offer the service to residents in Newark and Sherwood district for £35 per year per bin. This fee is set by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Collections are fortnightly from March to November and once a month in December, January and February.

Sign up to the Garden Waste Collection Scheme (opens in new window). Full Garden waste collection service terms and conditions (opens in a new window).

Signing up and what to do next

If you’re an existing direct debit customer, you don’t need to do a thing, we’ll write to you to confirm your renewal.  

All other customers will need to sign up and pay.

The easiest way to pay is by annual Direct Debit or a one off payment by credit or debit card. The payment will be taken out of your bank on the 10th or 24th of the month you sign up.

To pay by cash or cheque, you will need to sign up and print off a voucher containing a barcode or save it to your phone or device and take this to a post office or PayPoint to make your payment.

In-cab technology tells our garden waste team who has paid so there’s no need to display a sticker, but you’ll need to put your house number clearly on your brown bin.

Your collection day

Your brown bin will be emptied the same week as your blue or green bin, check your bin day online.

Ensure your brown bin is put out by 6.30am on the day of collection and you take the bin back in by 12pm the day after.

Ensure your bin lid is down and the bin is not overloaded or contaminated. Check the list below to see what can and can’t go in your brown bin.

What can go in your brown bin

You can use your brown bin to recycle:

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves
  • small branches and twigs
  • plants
  • weeds, and
  • cut flowers.

Please do not put the following items in your brown bin:

  • food and kitchen waste
  • garden furniture
  • treated wood
  • soil, bricks or rocks
  • large logs, and
  • building waste.