Garden waste

Garden waste update 27.9.2021 

We are continuing to experience delays to our garden waste collection service due to the unprecedented national shortage of HGV drivers.

All garden waste customers who have not had a collection since Monday 13 September will have their subscription extended to cover this missed collection.

If your bin was missed but the rest of your street was collected, you should fill out a missed bin form to enable an extra collection to be added to your account. 

If your whole street was missed we will add your extra collection automatically and you do not need to fill out a form.

We have always encouraged people to home compost and continue to do so. As part of this, Hart District Council has teamed up with to offer home compost bins at special offer prices from only £22.50 (RRP £39).  To see what’s available, visit or call 0844 571 4444.

Alternatively, you can take the excess waste to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC). You can find more information about HWRCs and book a slot on Hampshire County Council’s website.

We are grateful to our crews for their continuing hard work to clear the backlog. Please continue to leave your bin out for collection.

Our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

New subscriptions - To prioritise resources to current customers signed up to the service when it resumes, we are not signing up new customers at this time as we cannot guarantee the delivery of new bins or make collections due to staffing shortages. We apologise for the inconvenience and will resume the service as soon as possible.

Renewals - If you are an existing subscriber, you can renew your subscription online by using the garden waste online form. Please note that renewals can only be made within 4 weeks of the renewal date. 


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 2022


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 £35.

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 £22.50 (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.