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Garden waste collection

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Garden waste collection

Bin collection times from Friday 19 July to Friday 30 August
We'll collect your bins and garden waste bags earlier than usual. This is to help us provide a consistent service over the summer when we may need to start earlier due to the hot weather.
Make sure your bins and garden waste bags are out by 6am. If you miss the earlier collection, you can report a missed collection to be picked up the following day.

You can pay to have your garden waste collected each week. You can share these collections with your neighbours. 

Subscribe for a garden waste collection

To subscribe to the garden waste collection service,  please call Veolia on 020 3567 8105.

How much does it cost? 

It costs: 

  • £75 for a 12 month subscription 
  • £60 for a 9 month subscription 

You may be entitled to a discounted price, if you are: 

  • aged 65 or older 
  • or receiving 100% Council Tax Support 

Where to put your garden waste  

When subscribing you can request 3 reusable white garden waste bags or one brown garden waste bin. 

You should put your garden waste:  

  • in your white bags or brown bin  
  • outside the registered address by 7am on your collection day  
  • within one metre of the front entrance of the registered property  

Garden waste that does not fit in your bags or your bin will not be collected. 

What goes in your garden waste 

We collect: 

  • grass cuttings 
  • weeds 
  • dead flowers 
  • garden prunings 
  • leaves and bark 

We can’t collect: 

  • soil or rubble 
  • plant pots 
  • stones 
  • large tree cuttings 
  • food waste 
  • any other general rubbish 

Compost bins and water butts

Composting is cheap, energy efficient and can improve your soil. 

Find out more with the North London Waste Authority's tips for composting. 

Water butts allow you to collect rainwater from your roof and use it in your garden. 

You can buy from Get Composting: 

  • compost bins from £5 plus delivery
  • water butts from £10 plus delivery 

Buy a composter or water butt