Apply, renew or amend a garden waste collection
What we offer
There will be no garden waste collections for two weeks between Monday 25 December and Saturday 6 January.
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 £48 per bin for 2023/2024.
What we collect?
✔ Grass cuttings
✔ Garden prunings
✔ Hedge trimmings
✔ 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
✗ Large branches (more than 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter
✗ Household waste or metal objects
Brown garden waste 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, use our online support form .
How do I compost?
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.
There are some excellent online resources that explain how to compost in your own garden. Surrey Environment Partnership provides useful information about what to compost and how to compost. More information can also be found at the Royal Horticultural Society website.
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.
Composting is nature's way of recycling. Organic materials are broken down into a soil known as compost.
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.
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.