Garden waste and green bins

We offer a paid for green bin collection service, which is for garden waste. 

You can sign up to receive a green bin that we will collect every two weeks from March to November. 

All of the garden waste we collect will be recycled.


A new green bin, or a green bin replacement, costs £32. We will deliver this for you.

The green bin collection service costs a maximum of £63.30. 

The cost depends on how many collections remain.

Sign up periods


Sign up by:

  • 17 March to receive 17 collections for £63.30 (first collections take place between 1 April and 12 April)
  • 31 March to receive 16 collections for £63.30 (first collections will take place between 15 April and 26 April)


Sign up by:

  • 14 April to receive 15 collections for £59.16 (first collections will take place between 29 April and 10 May)
  • 28 April to receive 14 collections for £59.16 (first collections will take place between 13 May and 24 May)

If you do not have access to a debit or credit card, please contact us to discuss alternative payment options.

What can go in your green bin

The following can go in:

  • grass mowings
  • hedge and plant clippings
  • leaves
  • prunings
  • small branches
  • twigs
  • weeds and cut flowers
  • chipped bark

You should not put the following in:

  • food waste
  • household waste
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • plant pots and garden gnomes
  • plastic bags and packaging
  • soil, stones, rubble and sawdust
  • waste from professional gardeners
  • pond weeds and residues
  • mulch
  • large branches 

Putting any of these in your green bin may mean it will not be collected.

What happens to your garden waste

Garden waste is turned into compost and is then used by commercial landscapers and local authorities.

Here is how we do it:

  1. we take your garden waste to a local composting site
  2. your garden waste is shredded
  3. it's put into large piles
  4. these piles generate heat as they break down into compost. This process kills any unwanted bacteria
  5. the piles are then turned regularly to help bring air into the composting process
  6. after around 12 weeks the compost is ready to be used as compost

Household Waste Recycling Centres

You can dispose of garden waste for free by taking it to a household waste recycling centre or we can collect it from your home if you sign up for our green bin collection service.

Contact Veolia Waste Collection and Recycling

5th Floor (North)
Howden House
1 Union Street
S1 2SH

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