You can put the following items in your Garden Recycling Scheme bin:
|YES PLEASE||NO THANKS|
|Grass cuttings||Soil or rubble|
|Shrub cuttings –
max diameter 10cm
|Leaf fall||Bags or sacks|
|Bedding plants||Animal bedding|
As garden waste is collected separately for composting it is very important that only the correct items listed here are included.
Each property can have up to a maximum of four 240 litre bins. Each additional bin requires additional payment. Please see the subscription page for details.
Local authorities have no statutory obligation to provide free kerbside garden waste collections. Due to issues of health and safety and attempts to make the service more efficient, a chargeable subscription service needs to be introduced.
No. Any additional sacks containing garden waste left next to the bin (side waste) will not be collected. If you generate too much garden waste for your bin to hold please add an additional bin to your subscription.
No. This is a legal restriction, food waste and animal waste must not be put in the bin as it can cause the widespread distribution of bacteria during the composting process.
You can join the scheme by visiting the subscription page on this website. Should you require assistance over the phone, you can call 02393 990038 between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.
Garden waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Grange Road PO13 8AS, free of charge. Alternatively, why not try home composting? Many additional items can be included in a home compost including vegetable peelings, fruit skins, tea bags, and even old egg boxes. Further guidance and tips can be found at:
If your bin is not collected you need to contact us. If your bin was put out late or on the wrong day we will not return to collect your bin. However, if it was a genuine missed collection and our collection crew did not report a problem collecting from your property we will attempt to revisit and collect your bin within two working days. In these circumstances, please leave your bin outside your property until it has been collected.
We only accept card payments, either online or over the phone if you require assistance.
The Garden Recycling Scheme sticker identifies that your property is subscribed to the scheme. We will not empty your bin without the correct sticker on it. The sticker will change each year, and each sticker must have the scheme account number and address of the property written on it in permanent marker to prove it belongs with your property.
Purchased garden waste sacks can continue to be used up until 23 March. After this date only Garden Recycling Scheme bins will be collected. Any sacks presented for collection will be left at the kerbside.
No. Putting bags or any other type of material not listed in the terms and conditions will contaminate the bin. Contaminated bins will not be collected.
Yes. Christmas trees can be left whole in a visible location to be collected. Christmas trees should be stripped of all decorations before collection.
A small amount of soil attached to plant roots is acceptable, but larger quantities of soil must not be put into the bin as it inhibits the composting process.
More than one property may share a bin; however, it must only be presented outside of the property which signed up to the Garden Recycling Scheme.
No, the bin remains the property of Urbaser Ltd (the service provider) at all times. However, the rent of the bin is included in the yearly cost of the subscription. If you choose to cancel your subscription, or not to renew your subscription, we will collect the bin from your property.
If you currently receive assisted collections for your refuse and recycling bins you will receive assisted collections for Garden Recycling Scheme collections.
If your question is not answered here, please refer to the terms and conditions of service, which provide full service information. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us via the following: