Apply or amend a garden waste collection

What we offer

Due to a supplier issue deliveries of all waste bins are delayed and could take up to 8 weeks.  Garden waste bins could take longer. If you wish to discuss your garden waste subscription please email customerservices@guildford.gov.uk 

If you do not want to compost your garden waste and are unable to take it to the rubbish tip you can sign up to our garden waste collection scheme. This is a kerbside collection of garden waste, costing £41 per bin for 2021/2022.

What we collect?

✔ Grass cuttings

✔ Garden prunings

✔ Hedge trimmings

✔ Leaves

✔ Small twigs and other woody waste

✔ Dead plants and weeds

✔ Branches no larger than 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter

What we do not collect

Flower pots and seed trays

✗ Soil and turf

Rocks, stones and pebbles

Animal/pet bedding

Kitchen or food waste

Timber

Large branches (more than 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter

Household waste or metal objects

Bin delivery

If you have ordered between 1st January and 28th February, we will deliver your bin in March. If you ordered your bin after 1st March and you have not received it within four weeks, email us customerservices@guildford.gov.uk.

Garden and organic waste make up a large proportion of the rubbish which ends up in landfill. We are promoting ways of recycling this waste through home composting. Composting is nature's way of recycling decomposed organic materials into a soil known as compost.

Composters and wormeries

If you would like to compost but do not have a garden, then a wormery can be used. This will convert kitchen waste into concentrated liquid plant food and rich compost.

Call 0844 571 4444 to order a compost bin or wormery, alternatively order from the Surrey Waste Partnership website (compost bins and wormeries are not available from the Woking Road Depot).

How do I compost?

There are some excellent online resources that explain how to compost in your own garden. Recycle for Surrey provides useful information about what to compost and how to compost. More information can also be found at the Get Composting website and at the Royal Horticultural Society website.

Green cones

A green cone enables you to recycle all household food waste in your back garden. For anyone who does not have the time to compost, Green Cone is excellent.

Find out more about Green Cones from the Great Green Systems website.

Green Johanna

A hot composter, the Green Johanna recycles all kinds of waste food - cooked food, bones, meat and fish - into compost.

Find out more about Green Johanna from the Great Green Systems website.