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Garden Waste Collection Service
Over 15,000 of you already subscribe to the fortnightly Garden Waste Collection Service which is an easy way to compost your garden waste. If home composting isn't practical or if you have too much garden waste, then this convenient collection service is the answer.
What can be put in the garden waste bin?
- Grass cuttings
- Garden prunings
- Small twigs
- Woody waste
- Dead plants/weeds
- Branches no thicker than 7cm (3")
If you use the sack service, please distribute the weight of your garden waste evenly between the two sacks, and ensure it does not exceed the top of the sacks as overfilled and heavy sacks are difficult for the collector to carry.
Costs for new subscriptions
You can choose to have your garden waste collected from either 1 or 2 brown-top wheeled bins, or 2 reusable sacks. The cost for annual subscription and one off purchase of a wheeled bin or sacks is as follows:
(These charges are subject to change.)
- 1 bin, £73
comprising £33 for 1 year's service and a one off charge of £40 for 1 bin. (Save £2 signing up online or with Direct Debit).
- 2 bins, £146
comprising £66 for 1 year's service and a one off charge of £80 for 2 bins. (Save £4 signing up online or with Direct Debit).
- 2 sacks, £33
sacks included. (Save £2 signing up online or with Direct Debit).
You can find out more information including concessionary rates available for customers receiving Council Tax Benefit or Housing Benefit, |by downloading our Garden Waste Leaflet. Alternatively, contact the |Environmental Services team.
Create or renew a subscription?
Existing customers |renew your subscription here.
Ordering bins or sacks
- You can order your garden waste bins or sacks through the Council when you subscribe to the service. These will then be delivered by the collection crew 10 - 14 working days after you complete your subscription. Your year's subscription won't begin until you receive your sacks or bin.
- Alternatively, you can buy the correct garden waste bins from Garsons Farm, Winterdown Road, Esher, which may be more convenient if you have some garden waste that needs storing before your subscription starts. If you buy your bin at Garsons, you must still call the Council to register (do not register online) and pay the subscription charge. Please note that it will still take 10 - 14 working days for your garden waste collection service to start.
Existing customers needing a new bin
If you need an extra bin or replacement bin, please contact the |Environmental Services team.
Home composting as an alternative
Whether you're a keen gardener or just want to choose the greenest, most natural way to deal with your food and garden waste, composting is the perfect solution.
Grass cuttings, dried leaves, twigs and vegetable peelings are just some of the ingredients that can go into a compost bin or heap to make peat-free compost - ideal to use in potting or planting.
Getting started is easy. All you need is a compost bin or a small space in the garden to create a heap. Then just follow our |easy guide to creating your own supply of natural food for your garden.
To buy a bin from only £14 or to find out how to make your own, visit |Surrey Composting.
Alternatively, you could take your garden waste to a |Community Recycling Centre ('the tip').