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Garden Waste Collection

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Garden waste is collected on a fortnightly basis from the kerbside in a white bag. The collections are made on your GREEN WEEK collection.

You have been been provided with 2 reusable garden waste bags. The bags are collected on a fortnightly basis on the same day as your green bags.  New bags can be purchased from the Civic Centre and a number of other locations at 50p each.  This charge will be made whether the bags are additional or replacements.  Try to avoid your bags going astray by writing your house number on them.

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The service will continue to be free of charge with collections fortnightly on your 'green' week. A maximum of 10 garden bags can be placed out for any single collection.

Once collected, these materials are shredded and composted.  This soil enhancer is available free of charge from the Tir John Community Recycling Site, Danygraig Road at St Thomas throughout the year.

Image depicting Collection SearchPlease check our Recycling & Rubbish Collection Search to see if you are on the scheme.  Bags will only be collected from households on the scheme.

During weeks that include a public or bank holiday, collection days will be altered.  For information on this years collection changes see Holiday Collections.  Collections may also be altered because of severe weather conditions, or other problems.  These changes will be published on the website.

What can I put in the bags?

Yes please

Hedge and lawn cuttings,  Leaves and plant matter, Sticks and twigs

No thank you

Large branches or logs,  Soil, stones or rubble,  Food waste,  Invasive plants eg Japanese Knotweed,  Plastic bags,  Animal waste

Collection Guide

  • Write your house number on the bag if you wish.  Please note that we will not collect garden waste from any other container or bag.
  • Bags must be out by 7am. on your normal recycling collection day. 
  • Put the bags in a prominent position so they are not blocked from sight by gate post or parked car
  • This is a completely separate collection from your green bags and maybe collected earlier/ later than your green bags
  • If you have nowhere for us to put your bag please place a weight next to the bags to help secure bags after they have been emptied.

Any questions or problems?

Image depicting Report a problem with your recycling or rubbish collectionYou can use our waste reporting forms for a number of queries or problems.  For any other queries please contact the Environment Department on 01792 635600.

Use this form if you want to report non collection of your garden waste.  Please make sure you have read and understood our Collection Guide first.  You can also use this form to report other missed recycling and rubbish collections.  Please make sure you state what has not been collected.

For any of these queries complete our Garden Waste Collection form.

If you wish to report a non collection please wait until after 4pm on the day of your collection to give the crews enough time to have completed your area.





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