Garden Waste Service

Get your garden waste collected for just £55 per year. Sign up and pay for the service online.

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The sign-up process for the 2021-22 garden waste service opens on 1 April.

You can sign up or renew your subscription between then and the 15 July for collections to start in August.

How does the service work?

  • Fortnightly collections from the edge of your property (except for a two week period over Christmas and New Year).
  • Bins need to be out from 7am on collection day.
  • Garden waste that is not in your bin will not be collected.

How much does it cost?

  • A single annual fee of £55 paid in full by debit or credit card.
  • You may select from two sizes of bin: 140 litres (small) or 240 litres (large).
  • You can have up to four bins at an annual cost of £55 per bin.
  • A pro rata charge will apply for registrations made part way through the subscription year.
  • Registrations made in the last two months of the subscription year will be for the next subscription year

Terms and conditions of the service

Sign up or renew

New customers:

Existing customers:

If you live in a communal property with shared garden waste bins, please ask your managing agent or residents’ association to sign up or renew the subscription by visiting www.wealden.gov.uk/gardenwaste.

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.

What happens if I don’t renew my subscription?

  • Your final collection will be the last scheduled collection in July.
  • Bins without valid licence stickers won’t be emptied.
  • Please leave the bin in an accessible location for removal.

Garden waste cannot be put in the rubbish or recycling bin. These bins will not be emptied if they contain garden waste.

What else can I do with my garden waste?

You can home compost your garden waste – great value home composters can be ordered from Get Composting or by calling 0844 5714444. Alternatively, you can take your garden waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Site free of charge where it is sent off for composting.

Visit East Sussex Home Composting page for a lot of helpful advice.

Garden Waste – Frequently asked questions

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