Garden Waste Service

Garden Waste Collection Service from July 2020

We provide a Garden Waste Collection Service for £50 per year for our residents. The current subscription year starts from 1 July 2020.

The sign-up process for the garden waste service from 1 July 2020 opens on 1 April. You can sign up or renew your subscription between then and the 8 June for collections to start in July.

 

Image of a brown wheelie bin for collection of garden waste

 A pro rata charge will apply for registrations made part way through the subscription year. You may select from two sizes of bin: 140 litres (small) or 240 litres (large). You can request an additional bin for an extra cost of £50 per bin.

 

How do I sign up?

  • Sign up and pay online at my.wealden.gov.uk. If you don’t already have a My Wealden account, you will need to create one.
  • If you live in a communal property with shared garden waste bins ask your managing agent or residents’ association to contact the Waste Team on 01323 443322 or recycling@wealden.gov.uk.

How much does it cost?

  • A single annual fee of £50 paid in full by debit or credit card.
  • You can request a second bin for an additional £50 per year.
  • A pro rata charge will apply for registrations made part way through the subscription year.

What happens when you sign up?

  • You will receive a licence sticker for each garden waste bin. Bins without a licence sticker will not be emptied and may be removed.
  • We will deliver garden waste bins to customers who do not currently have a bin at their property. Please note that we reuse our bins. Your garden waste bin may not always be new.
  • You can choose whether to renew your subscription before it ends.

How does the service work?

  • We will collect your garden waste bin(s) every two weeks from the edge of your property (except for a two week period over Christmas and New Year)
  • Please make sure your bin is out from 7am on collection day. Any garden waste that is not in your bin will not be collected.

What else can I do with my garden waste?

Garden waste cannot be put into the refuse or recycling bin. These bins will not be emptied if they contain garden waste.
Further information can be found on our frequently asked questions webpage.

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