Garden waste

New subscriptions to our garden waste service are now available but please note it will take at least 15 working days for collections to start and bins to be delivered where requested.

To sign up for a new garden waste subscription, please call our contact centre on 01252 622122 or use the garden waste online form. Your subscription will not start until your new bin is delivered.

If you are an existing subscriber, you can also renew your subscription online by using the garden waste online form or over the phone by calling 01252 622122. 

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




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 £19 (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.