How the garden waste recycling service works

Find out about the service we offer and what happens to your garden waste.

Our garden waste brown bin We can collect your garden waste once a fortnight for a charge. Once you have signed up for the service, all you need to do is put your bin or paper sacks at the edge of your property by 7am on your collection day.

To check when your collection day is, you can use our In my area feature.

What we offer

We offer two different ways for you to store your garden waste for collection.

You can have a wheelie bin that you pay for once a year. You will need to renew this once a year when you have received an invoice from us.

You can also buy paper compostable single-use sacks that you use as you need them.

We no longer offer reusable bags as an option for this service.  If you currently have reusable bags, we will deliver you a brown wheeled bin the next time you renew your service.

What you can and can't recycle

Yes please

  • Weeds
  • Grass clippings
  • Prunings (no greater than 100mm / 4 inch diameter)
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Cut flowers
  • Windfallen fruit

No thanks

  • Turf
  • Soil or stones
  • Concrete / building rubble
  • Food scraps
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Animal bedding / cat litter / dog faeces
  • Cardboard / paper
  • Ashes
  • Any other household waste

What happens to your garden waste

Pro grow soil conditioner We take your garden waste to the composting centre near Basingstoke, where it is turned into the soil conditioner, Pro-Grow.

You can buy a variety of Pro-Grow products to use on your garden at the Household waste recycling centres. For more information, visit the Pro-Grow website.

If you do not want to join the service, you can also take your garden waste (free of charge) to the Household waste recycling centres.

Join the garden waste recycling service

Find out more about your options, our prices and and join the garden waste recycling service.

 
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