Sign up for garden waste

Our Garden Waste Collection Service is £30 per year. 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 £15.50 per bin.

Collections are fortnightly from March to November and once in December. There will no collections in January and February.

Please note, from 1 April 2020 our garden waste service will not be operating in the Newark and Sherwood district. If you are a Newark and Sherwood district resident and would like a garden waste bin, please visit the Newark and Sherwood District Council website (opens in new window)

If you have previously paid at a PayPoint or Post Office with a personalised barcode and now wish to pay by card or direct debit, please disregard your barcode letter and sign up below.

Sign up to the Garden Waste Collection Scheme 

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

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.

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
  • 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
  • building waste.