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Garden waste collection service

Our fortnightly domestic garden waste collection subscription costs £128.10 per bin (this includes a one-off fee of £46 for the loan of the bin).

If you subscribe to the service, please put your garden waste bin out by 6am on your collection day. Do not overfill your bin or leave additional garden waste next to the bin as this will not be collected.

Check bin collection day

New subscription details

You can choose to have one or more 240 litre bins for your fortnightly garden waste collection service.

Once you have paid, we will confirm your subscription details.

If you have ordered new brown bin(s) for your subscription, the quantity you ordered will be delivered to your property and collections will begin approximately four weeks after payment has been made.

This is a non-refundable service.

We do not collect from any commercial premises.

How much does it cost?

A garden waste collection subscription costs £128.10 per bin (this includes a one-off fee of £46 for the loan of the bin).

Do you have existing bins from an old subscription?

During the new subscription process, you will be asked if you have any existing Waverley brown 240 litre garden waste bins.  If you do, then you will not be charged the £46 for the loan of a bin and will only be charged for the subscription (£82.10).

You will only be charged £46 for any additional bins required.

Pay online

You can pay online annually or sign up with Direct Debit, which will automatically renew your subscription each year. 

You will be prompted to create a Waverley Portal account as part of the new subscription process if you don't have one already. This will allow you to manage (add bins, transfer or cancel) your garden waste subscription online in the future and also provide you with access to other Waverley services.

Subscribe to garden waste collection online

Your data

In order to distinguish our customers, we collect key pieces of personal data such as your name, address, telephone number, email address and your date of birth. The combination of this information enables us to uniquely identify individuals and also provides an additional security check to prevent unauthorised access to your private records.

We will use the information you provide to process your request or future requests. Where a service is provided by an organisation working on behalf of Waverley, we will share necessary information with them. Please view our privacy notice.

Do you live down a road or lane with limited access?

Limited access to a few roads or lanes in the borough may mean our contractor cannot collect from some addresses so please do check with us first if you think this might be the case where you live.

Renew online

To renew online, you'll need:

  • a current garden waste subscription
  • your renewal letter/email

Please use the renewal link (URL) provided in your email/letter to renew your subscription.

If you have received a letter then type the renewal link (URL) into your browser's address bar (usually at the very top of a browser window) as demonstrated below:

Screenshot of browser address bar with the words "please enter renewal link here"

You can change to pay by Direct Debit, which will automatically renew your subscription each year.


Renewing your annual garden waste subscription service costs £82.10 for each bin collected.

Direct Debits will be processed within 30 days.

If you are unsure if you have an existing garden waste subscription, please call us on 01483 523524.

Please call the Environmental Services team on 01483 523524 to order an extra garden waste bin and collection.

You will need to pay for the bin and its collection.

How often are bins collected?

Fortnightly, although there are no collections over Christmas and the New Year.

How much does it cost?

A garden waste collection subscription costs £128.10 per bin (this includes a one-off fee of £46 for the loan of the bin).

How large are the bins?

240 litres capacity (same size as the standard blue recycling bins).

Can I line my garden waste bin or put bags in it?

Please don't line the bin or put bags in it. The bin is mechanically lifted and emptied into the collection vehicle, so it would not be possible to remove the liner from the contents.

Where does the garden waste go for recycling?

To Envar Composting to be made into compost for agricultural use.

Who will clean my wheeled bin if it gets dirty?

As with your other bins, it is your responsibility to maintain them.

If I would like to buy more than one bin, how much is each subsequent bin?

Each bin is the cost of the bin plus a pro-rata charge for the collections left in your current year's subscription. To find this out, please telephone our Environmental Services team on 01483 523524.

If my bin gets damaged, will I have to pay for a new one?

Yes, there will be a charge, unless it is reported by the collectors that they have damaged it. If this is the case, the contractor will be expected to deliver a replacement. If not, the charge is £46.

Order a replacement bin and pay online

Are there subsidies for those on benefits?


What if I have difficulties putting my bins out for collection?

If you're experiencing difficulties in putting your bins out and don't have anyone who can help you, apply for our assisted bin collection service.

Please put your garden waste into your bin loose and do not bag it.

What you can put in

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge cuttings
  • weeds
  • small branches
  • leaves
  • prunings
  • fallen fruit (please don't make the bin too heavy)

Please don't add

  • bags or sacks
  • soil/turf
  • concrete/rubble
  • vegetable peelings
  • kitchen waste
  • animal waste
  • general household waste
  • coal and wood ash

Please put your bin(s) out by 6am on your collection day.

Do not overfill your bin or leave additional garden waste next to the bin as this will not be collected.

You can check and report missed bin collections online, insert your postcode only and click on find address:

Check your collection day and report a missed bin online

1. Main characteristics of service

You have subscribed to a garden waste service to have a fortnightly collection. We do not collect garden waste during the two weeks over Christmas and the New Year. 

The service is a paid service and is for one year from the date you sign up to the service which will be detailed in your confirmation email or letter. Your collection day and first collection date will also be detailed in an email or letter. 

You can check your collection days using our online bin checker or by downloading the relevant calendar from our website

Your brown bin(s) will be delivered to your property and your collection will begin approximately 4 weeks after payment has been made.

2. Who we are 

This service is provided by Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR.

3. Contacting us


Call: 01483 523524

4. Partners 

The garden waste service is provided on behalf of the council by Biffa.

5. Costs 

The cost of the service will be advised to you during the sign up process based on your requirements and will include a one-off fee for the loan of the brown bin(s). 

Subsequent renewals for the service will cost £82.10 per annum until reviewed by the council. The cost of a replacement or additional bin will be £46.

6. Payment

The payment for the bin and service are required before the service commences or is renewed. 

7. Complaints 

If you are unhappy with the service you should contact the council as detailed in point 3 above.

8. Cancellation

You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days of the contract being made without giving any reason.

You will need to send us your decision to cancel in writing. You can send it via:

9. Contract period

The service is for a year's service as detailed in point 1 above.

10. Bin collection

Your bin should be placed where you normally place your refuse and recycling bins for collection.

11. Compliance

The service may be withdrawn without refund if you do not comply with the instructions for the garden waste service. For example, if you add items not accepted as garden waste.