Garden waste collections

Our Garden Waste service is open for new and returning customers.

SKDC can help by taking your garden waste away to save you the time and trouble of trips to the tip or messing up your car with bags of garden waste - for just £1.91* per collection.

The council has had an extra 650 bins delivered for the new season, so we are ready for all our new members. Fortnightly collections for the 2022/2023 Garden Waste Collection Service scheme will start on Monday 4 April, which means it is time to renew your service. 

Cllr Mark Whittington, SKDC Cabinet Member for Waste Services, said: "Whether people use their green bin for grass, hedge trimmings, weeds or shrub cuttings, this popular service means they can quickly and conveniently recycle their garden waste with the bins collected from outside their house.

"With 23 collections per year, each bin collection costs just £1.91. The 2022/23 price has been carefully calculated to take account of anticipated customer take-up and increased operating costs, such as fuel, tyres, vehicle maintenance and staffing."

The cost for the year-round service in 2022/23 is £49. As operating costs rise for all organisations, this council is no exception. As a discretionary service which residents choose themselves whether to subscribe to, it is essential that SKDC's Garden Waste service covers its costs without the need for general taxation on all residents.

*Customers will pay £44 if payment is made online or by direct debit.

New customers would pay £80 by direct debit (Bin £26; Delivery £10; Fee £44) or £85 if they pay by phone or in person.

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If you have any questions, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below.

We have recently changed the garden waste rounds to make them more efficient and reduce our carbon footprint.