Garden (green waste) recycling service

About the garden waste recycling service

Brown wheeled bin

We operate a garden waste recycling service. Garden waste bins are provided with a brown lid and a black or brown bin base. There are two sizes: 240 litres (standard size) and 140 litres. The garden waste we collect is taken to local farms for composting.

Cost of the service

The service costs £24 per year which includes 25 collections, one collection every two weeks, except the two weeks of Christmas and New Year. You can order and pay for a bin at any time between 1 April and 31 March, but the cost is still £24.

There are no concessions for this service

There are no concessions for charities and customers receiving benefits. There is no discount if you want a smaller bin.

Ordering and paying for the garden bin service

You can pay for your bin by direct debit for this financial year, April 2018 to March 2019. Once set up, your direct debit will be renewed automatically every year. You can also pay by debit or credit card. There is no limit to the number of garden bins you can order. You can also order additional bins: Order the service for 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

By phone

You can also order a bin by phoning us on 01455 238141 from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

You can share a bin with a neighbour

This is a mutual agreement: one of you must order and pay for the bin. The person who orders and pays for the bin must report a missed collection. We cannot become involved in disputes between neighbours over a shared bin.

You can order a bin for someone else

When you are ordering please specify the address where the garden waste bin is located. All correspondence will be sent to the address from where the garden waste collection will be made.

When we collect garden waste

We collect the garden waste bins all year round, except for the two weeks of Christmas and New Year. There may be exceptional circumstances where we are unable to collect your bin, for example when the contents are frozen due to bad weather. Go to our terms and conditions for more information

To check your collection day, please use the collection day calendar

What goes in the garden bin

The bin is for garden waste only. Find out:

Your garden waste must fit in your bin

You must put all garden waste in your brown bin and the lid must be firmly closed. Extra bags of garden waste cannot be taken because it is unsafe for the crew to stand at the back of the vehicle to empty out bags. Consider purchasing an additional bin if you regularly have additional waste. You can also take your garden waste to the tip. You cannot put your garden waste into your black lidded bin.

Damaged bins

If you damage the bin and it needs replacing, the cost is £35. If the bin needs replacing due to wear and tear or if we damage the bin, then we replace the bin free of charge. More about lost and damaged bins

Moving home

If you are moving home within the borough of Hinckley & Bosworth and you use the garden waste service, you will need to take your bin with you when you move. You will also need to contact Waste Services to request a change of address label for the service. More about moving house – garden bins

No longer need your garden bin

You can arrange to have your bin collected. You will also need to cancel your direct debit with your bank if you pay by this method. There are no refunds.

The assisted list

If you are on the assisted list, this will apply to the garden waste service as well. More about getting help with collections

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Last updated: ‎23‎/‎04‎/‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎10‎