Garden waste

Coronavirus update

Unfortunately, we will not be accepting any new customers to our garden waste service until further notice.

This decision will allow us to redeploy more staff and resources to our essential services when required.

Existing customers will still have their garden waste collected as usual, although there may be delays during this difficult time.

We hope to reopen the service to new customers once we get back to business as usual.

Rubbish, recycling and garden waste update following the coronavirus (COVID-19).

About our service

Our collection service takes your garden waste and delivers it to a composting site in Hampshire and to be made into organic soil conditioner, widely used in local parks and formal gardens.

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.

How much does it cost?

Bin pricing (available to all customers)

  • One bin licence (annual) = £70
  • Two bin licences (annual) = £140
  • Three bin licences (annual) = £210
  • Four bin licences (annual) = £280

240 litre brown wheeled bin (including delivery) = £30

Sack pricing (existing customers only)

  • One sack licence (annual) = £47
  • Two sack licences (annual) = £94
  • Three sack licences (annual) = £141
  • Four sack licences (annual) = £188

Replacement sack (including delivery) = £6

When will my garden waste be collected?

Garden waste collection calendars will be sent to customers when they join or renew their licence.

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

What can go in the bin?

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Small branches
  • Leaves (small amounts)
  • Prunings

What can't go in?

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

Thought about composting?

The best thing you can do for the environment is to compost your garden and kitchen waste at home.

This reduces pollution from collecting, transporting and processing your garden waste. You’ll also produce compost that you can use in your own garden.

Hampshire County Council has provided useful guidance for composting to residents.