The Garden Waste collection service will open again in 2019.
Your garden can be so much easier to look after with the council's garden waste collection service.
It's an easy way to save time, money and hassle with your garden waste, with no need for trips to the tip or to mess up your car with bags of garden waste.
Last year more than 28,500 customers joined the service.
If you have any questions, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below.
The collection of green waste is a discretionary service. Many councils charge for garden waste collections and it ensures that only those residents that use the service pay for it.
|Annual collection charge (first bin) Paid online or by direct debit*||April 2018 - March 2019||£32.00|
|Annual collection charge (first bin) Paid offline||April 2018 - March 2019||£35.00|
|Annual collection charge (additional bins) Paid online or by direct debit**||April 2018 - March 2019||£15.00|
|Annual collection charge (additional bins) Paid offline||April 2018 - March 2019||£16.50|
|Provision of new green bin (all new or additional bins)||April 2018 - March 2019||£26.00|
|Delivery of new green bin ***||April 2018 - March 2019||£10.00|
* Transactions completed via our website at www.southkesteven.gov.uk or by Direct Debit
** Transactions completed via our website at www.southkesteven.gov.uk or by Direct Debit
*** Please note this is per delivery not per bin
No, the service is entirely optional. If you don't want the service then you do not need to do anything. If you have not paid by 1 April 2018, the council will not collect your green wheeled bin if it is left out for collection. However, you can join the scheme at any time, so it is important that you keep your green bin in case you change your mind.
No, the period of collection runs each year from 1 April to 31 March. The full annual charge for joining the service is payable regardless of joining date.
Please take your green wheeled bin with you to your new home in the district. However please also contact us to allow your details to be changed to ensure that your collections will continue. If you are moving out of the district there is no refund for the remainder of the charged period.
Yes, although there is a charge of £26 unless the damage has been caused by the collection process. Please contact us to arrange payment and delivery.
We hope you feel that the charge represents good value compared to the time and trouble of going to the household waste recycling centre. However, if you do not want a green bin you will need to make your own arrangements to dispose of garden waste by either home composting it, or taking your garden rubbish to one of the household waste recycling centres.
No you cannot. Your black bin may not be collected if there is green waste in it.
Residents that have paid for their green wheeled bin will be issued with a special sticker which they will stick onto the rear of the bin. The electronic system in the cabs of our lorries also has details of properties who have paid to be part of the scheme. The council will keep records of who has paid and will only be collecting bins from those homes that have paid. Once you have joined the scheme please place the sticker we send you onto the back of your bin.
If you are eligible for our assisted collections scheme (because you have difficulties moving the waste), you will also receive assisted collections for garden waste. If you feel you may need this service please contact us on 01476 40 60 80 to arrange an assessment visit.
Please inform the person responsible for your garden about the charge. They can then make the choice about whether to pay to continue having the garden waste from your property collected.
All the green waste collected from across the district is taken to a local composting facility where it is turned into compost that is suitable for agricultural use.
See our list of what you can and can't put in your garden waste bin >>
For further information, please contact us >>