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Garden Waste Service

Wealden residents can now sign up to the new Garden Waste Collection Service costing £50 per year. The service is optional and the subscription year runs from 1 July to 30 June. 

Customers can sign up for the garden waste service throughout the year. 

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 bin may not always be new.
  • You can choose whether to renew your subscription once it ends.

How does the new 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 if I don’t want the garden waste service?

  • If you don’t want to sign up for the new service you do not need to contact us.
  • Your final free collection will be the last scheduled collection in June. 
  • We will remove the bin for reuse or recycling. Please continue to place the empty bin out on your scheduled collection days and it will be removed by the end of July.

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.