Garden waste


If you were due to renew your garden waste subscription, all subscriptions have been extended to cover any collections missed during suspension of service, any delays in collections, and any missed collections notified to us. Our system generates reminder letters four weeks prior to renewal dates, so you only need to renew once you receive this reminder.

If you have received a renewal letter, please read the terms and conditions then complete our online garden waste renewal form.

New subscriptions - Garden waste collections have now resumed and we are accepting new sign ups. Please fill out this form.

Bin and service charge costs


We offer the garden waste service subscription fee at a concessionary rate to residents who receive Housing or Council tax benefit.  Depending on the size of bin you use this may be up to 50%.  Please call 01252 622122 if you would like to sign up and are entitled to the concessionary price.  You will need to have your benefit reference numbers to hand. 

Prices for subscriptions valid until March 31 2023


Cost of bin

Cost of annual service charge to be paid each year

Total first year cost inc bin and service charge

 240 Litre Garden Waste bin




 140 Litre Garden waste bin




 Concession - 240 Litre Garden Waste bin




Concession - 140 Litre Garden waste bin




The cost of this service is non-refundable.

Please note, if your bin goes missing, is damaged or stolen, you will need to purchase a replacement bin at a cost of £36.

What can I put in my garden waste bin?

All of the following can be put in your garden waste bin:

  • grass cuttings
  • cut flowers
  • hedge trimmings
  • weeds
  • leaves
  • twigs/branches (Maximum 10cm in diameter)
  • prunings

Home composting

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use.

Home composting has many benefits:

  • It’s easy to make and easy to use
  • Produces a free continual source of the very best compost
  • Improves soil structure
  • Maintains moisture
  • Helps the soil PH balance
  • Suppresses plant disease
  • Reduces the need for polluting bonfires
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Helps to divert organic waste from landfill
  • Reduces refuse collection costs

To encourage residents to get composting, Hart District Council has teamed up with to offer home compost bins at special offer prices from only £22.00 (RRP £39). There is also a Buy One Get One Half Price Offer, adding extra value to residents with larger gardens or those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin. To see what’s available, visit or call 0844 571 4444.