What to do with your garden waste
Garden waste collections have now restarted. Please put your garden waste out at the same time as your other rubbish.
Garden waste can be dealt with a number of ways.
Home compost your garden waste
Take it to the waste recycling centre
Garden waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Smugglers Way
If you will be using a car with a trailer, a van or other commercial vehicle you need advance authorisation from WRWA. The waste will be composted centrally.
Have it collected as refuse
You can have up to five bags of compostable garden waste collected each week along with your other dustbin waste, this does not include Japanese Knotweed or any bulky garden waste items.
Just place your sacks of garden waste beside any dustbins or other waste sacks for collection and they will collected at the same time. You do not have to use special garden waste sacks - any strong refuse sack is fine so long as it is tied and isn't split.
If you need more than five bags of garden waste collected on any single occasion or have bulky items of garden waste, please book a special collection or deliver them to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Smugglers Way.
Any garden waste we collect is incinerated, generating electricity for the National Grid. The ashes produced are recycled in cement for construction projects.
If you employ a gardener
If you employ a gardener, any waste they produce is commercial waste. The gardener should cost the collection and disposal of this waste into the price they quote you unless it is to be composted on site.
For further advice and information on composting, please use the below links: