Garden waste

UPDATE: New garden waste service announced

A new garden waste round will soon be introduced adding capacity for a further 5,000 collections per month.

Read the announcement in full. Look out for further updates on this page when the service is ready to start.

In the meantime, you can put your name on the waiting list below.

Garden Waste

East Hampshire District Council operates a kerbside garden waste collection service every two weeks.

On joining the scheme you will need to buy a brown bin as well as an annual collection licence. 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 licence 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.

Garden waste charges 2022-23

Bin pricing (available to all customers)

  • Bin licence (annual) - £74.00
  • 140 litre brown wheeled bin (including delivery) - £39.00
  • 240 litre brown wheeled bin (including delivery) - £44.00

Sack pricing (existing customers only)

  • Sack licence (annual) - £49.00
  • Replacement sack (including delivery) - £8.00

Join the service

Garden waste waiting list

Our garden waste service is currently closed to new customers due to the service running at full capacity. If you would like to be notified when the service reopens please complete our webform and we will send you an email when the time comes.

Existing customers

Existing customers can renew their licence(s) using their MyEHDC account.

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.