On joining the scheme you will need to buy a brown bin as well as an annual collection subscription. You can find your collection calendar on our website by typing in your address and looking under the 'waste and recycling' block.

If you receive an assisted collection for your rubbish and recycling service you will automatically be eligible for assistance with the garden waste collection service.

Once an annual subscription is purchased it is non-refundable. There will be a charge for all replacement, lost or stolen wheeled bins.

The service does not run over the Christmas period, but we will collect real Christmas trees with garden waste when we resume in January. 

Join the service

Garden waste waiting list

Our waiting list is currently closed.

Existing customers

Garden waste renewals are being moved to the end of each calendar month, to make the renewal process easier. We'll email you (if we have your email address) and send out letters inviting you to renew in the month your renewal is due.

Renew your garden waste service

Garden waste charges 2024-25

Bin pricing (available to all customers)

  • Garden waste bin license (annual fee) - £120.00
  • 240 litre brown wheeled bin (including delivery) - £75.00

Sack pricing (existing customers only)

  • Garden waste sack license (annual fee) - £90.00
  • Garden waste sack license - benefit reduction (annual fee) - £25.00
  • Garden waste sack - £15.00

What to do if your bin is missed

Please leave your bin out and report it as missed through MyEHDC.

Missed bins must be reported by 4pm on the next working day after your scheduled collection.

If you do not report a missed collection to us within this timeframe, you will have to wait until your next scheduled collection.

What can go in the bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Real Christmas trees
  • Weeds
  • Small branches
  • Leaves
  • Prunings

What can't go in?

  • Soil, concrete, rubble
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Food scraps
  • Coal, ash
  • Animal waste
  • Commercial waste
  • General household waste

Where does my garden waste go?

The garden waste collected goes to a composting site in Hampshire and is made into organic soil conditioner, widely used in local parks and formal gardens.

Find your garden waste calendar number