Garden waste

The garden waste service has resumed following the Christmas and New Year break.

Real Christmas tree collections

We will collect real trees from subscribers to our garden waste collection service. Christmas trees can be put inside or next to garden waste bins ready for collection. Trees taller than 6ft should be cut in half.

If you do not subscribe to the service please visit the Household Waste Recycling Centre website to book your visit to the tip, to dispose of your tree.

Garden waste update

Due to the continued national shortage of HGV drivers, which is currently also impacting on Norse South East, there will be a short-term prioritisation of rubbish and recycling collections within the district this week.

Unfortunately this may mean that your usual garden waste collection day could be disrupted, and we would like to apologise in advance for the inconvenience it may cause you.

Please continue to leave your bin our and crews will collect as soon as possible. Please do not report your garden waste bins as missed at the moment.

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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 (costing £31) 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 2021-22

Bin pricing (available to all customers)

  • One bin licence (annual) = £72
  • Two bin licences (annual) = £144
  • Three bin licences (annual) = £216
  • Four bin licences (annual) = £288

240 litre brown wheeled bin (including delivery) = £31

Sack pricing (existing customers only)

  • One sack licence (annual) = £48
  • Two sack licences (annual) = £96
  • Three sack licences (annual) = £144
  • Four sack licences (annual) = £192

Replacement sack (including delivery) = £7

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.

Garden waste bin wasn’t collected?

You can report a missed bin 24/7 via your MyEHDC account.

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

What can go in the bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • 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.