Garden waste

Join our garden waste scheme

The garden waste scheme is an annual subscription service, costing £43.50 per year. Operating all year round, it provides 26 fortnightly collections of domestic garden waste. Additional bin subscriptions are available at £43.50 each per year plus a £10.50 delivery fee for each new bin required.

In some areas, garden waste is collected on a different day to recycling waste - check your collection day

Renew an existing garden waste subscription or subscribe for the first time

Home composting

If you find that you have too much garden waste and vegetable waste to fit in your garden waste, bin why not try home composting. Home composting is the most environmentally friendly and most cost effective way to deal with your garden and vegetable waste.

Alternatively, you can take garden waste to a Suffolk County Council household waste recycling centre.

What happens to my garden waste?

The waste collected in the garden waste bins is delivered to the 'in vessel' composting facility at Parham. It is mixed and chopped before being put in large steel drums which continually rotate to mix and aerate the waste. This accelerates the composting process in a controlled environment. The resulting soil improver is then screened and pasteurised before being despatched.

The end product is fully compliant with waste disposal legislation and is high in many essential plant nutrients desirable to local farmers for crop production and so is an attractive alternative to artificial fertiliser. It also has the additional benefit of increasing organic matter in the soil.