The garden waste scheme is an annual subscription service, costing £45.00 per year. Operating all year round, it provides 26 fortnightly collections of domestic garden waste. Additional bin subscriptions are available at £45.00 each per year, plus an £11.00 delivery fee if new bins need to be delivered.
In some areas, garden waste is collected on a different day to recycling waste - check your collection day
Please ensure that bin lids are fully closed as we will not collect bins with open lids which are overflowing because they can compromise the safety of our collection crews when lifted. If our crews cannot move the bin safely, they will not collect it. We do not accept waste placed at the side or on top of bin and we will not collect your garden waste if it is contaminated with non-garden waste.
Don't forget that you can also take your garden waste to Suffolk County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres for recycling, free of charge.
If you currently have a sack collection for general waste and recycling collections and wish to join the garden waste scheme, please contact Customer Services to arrange a subscription.
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.
The waste collected from the Garden Waste bins is delivered to a facility in Lackford which uses energy efficient Windrow composting. Only Garden Waste is delivered to the site and following inspection and removal of contaminants is shredded and placed into long rows (windrows) to compost. After stabilisation, the compost is screened to around 28mm to make a variety of compost products, oversize material is then put through the process again.
This process uses less energy and provides excellent compost and suitable for horticulture, accredited to British Standard PAS: 100 which helps to contribute to the circular economy we all endeavour to strive towards.