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Garden waste

Garden waste collection update due to Coronavirus

There will be no garden waste collections for the next 3 weeks (from 24 March 2020).  

We regret that we are not able to issue refunds for these missed collections, but we will update you on your options, as the situation progresses. It is not our intention for residents to lose out.

We are not currently taking new orders for replacement garden bins, until further notice. We will try to deliver outstanding orders, but there may be a delay.

Following government regulations issued on 23 March 2020, recycling centres are currently closed until further notice. Please bear with us, and keep your garden waste at home until we are able to lift restrictions.

Find out when we collect your garden waste, and how much it costs. You can also request, change or renew your garden waste collection, find out what we do and don't collect, and what you can do to help us collect your garden waste.

We collect your garden waste every other week. Find out when your next collection day is using our collection day finder.

Collections run between 20 January 2020 to 6 June 2020, 8 June 2020
to 4 December 2020
and 18 January 2021 to 4 June 2021.

Wheelie bin or sack

You can pay for a garden waste wheelie bin or sack.

Wheelie bins

A garden waste wheelie bin costs £45.90 per year, plus £3 to deliver your bin (this is a one-off charge) and we renew your subscription every June. If you join part way through the year, you pay for the remaining months on a pro-rata basis.

You can either order a 240 litre bin (size 107cm x 58cm x 73cm) or 140 litre bin (size 106cm x 49cm x 55cm).

Garden waste wheelie bin charges
We'll deliver your garden waste wheelie bin within 30 days, along with a sticker to show that you have paid for your yearly subscription. The following charges take our delivery timescales into account. For example, December joiners only pay for the period 20 January to 6 June 2020.


Month bin is ordered Subscription cost Delivery cost Total cost Payment covers period until
Apr 2019 £47.90 £3 50.90 6 June 2020
May 2019 £45.90 £3 £48.90 6 June 2020
Jun 2019 £43.90 £3 £46.90 6 June 2020
Jul 2019 £37.92 £3 £40.92 6 June 2020
Aug 2019 £33.93 £3 £36.93 6 June 2020
Sep 2019 £29.93 £3 £32.93 6 June 2020
Oct 2019 £25.94 £3 £28.94 6 June 2020
Nov 2019 £19.96 £3 £22.96 6 June 2020
Dec 2019 £19.96 £3 £22.96 6 June 2020
Jan 2020 £17.96 £3 £20.96 6 June 2020
Feb 2020 £13.97 £3 £16.97 6 June 2020
Mar 2020 £9.98 £3 £12.98 6 June 2020
Warning If our collection service is cancelled or suspended due to severe weather or other circumstances outside of our control, we don't offer a refund for a missed collection.

Garden waste sacks

A garden waste sack costs £2.85 each and you can put your sack out for collection on your garden waste collection day. This may be more suitable if you have a one-off clear out, or just need to use the service occasionally.

Buying paper sacks
You can buy paper sacks from any of the locations listed below (as well as our recycling centre in Bath), or you can buy a minimum of 20 sacks by calling us on 01225 394041.


  • Bathford Nurseries and Garden Centre, Box Road, Bathford BA1 7LR
  • Bathford Village Shop, Bathford Hill, Bathford, BA1 7SN
  • Best one Express, 33 Upper Bloomfield Road, BA2 2RY
  • Corston Post Office, 23 Corston Lane, Corston Bath BA2 9AH
  • Dando Stores, High Street, High Littleton BS39 6JD
  • Francis DIY, 39 Moorland Road, Oldfield Park
  • Gardenalia, 4 Mile End, London Road, Bath BA1 6PT
  • Hillier Garden Centre, Whiteway Road, Whiteway
  • Homecharmer, 7A Chelsea Road, Lower Weston
  • Langridge Home Hardware, 4/5 Lambridge Buildings, Larkhall
  • M & K Hardware, 32 Guildhall Market, Bath city centre
  • Maurdens Newsagents, 260 High Street, Batheaston
  • One Stop Shop, Keynsham Library, Keynsham, BS31 1FS
  • One Stop Shop, Lewis House, Manvers Street, BA1 1JG
  • Paulton Parish Council, The Village Hall, Farrington Road, Paulton
  • Percy Community Centre, New King Street, City Centre, BATH, BA1 2BN
  • Prior Park Garden Centre, Prior Park Road, Widcombe
  • Radstock Town Council, Radstock Community Hub, The Street, Radstock BA3 3PR
  • Shop Mobility, Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath
  • Stowey House Farm Ltd, Stowey, Bishop Sutton, BS39 5T
  • The Hollies, High Street, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2D
  • Winford Road Garage, Littleton Mill, 7 Chew Road, Chew Magna, BS40 8HJ
  • Your Local, 108 Mount Road, Southdown, BA2 1LN

What goes in your garden waste bin or sack

We collect various garden items, but there are some items which we don't collect.

Yes, please

For a complete list of garden waste items we collect, please see our recycling A-Z page.

No, thanks

We don't collect any of the following items in your garden waste bin or sack:


  • Soil, peat and turf (this can make your bin too heavy to lift and can damage it, but soil or compost bound roots are fine)
  • Food waste, plastic or cardboard (please recycle these)
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Large branches or logs
  • Items such as cutlery and plates that claim to be compostable
  • Animal waste, such as dog and cat poo (these should go in your rubbish bin or bag)

Request, change or renew

You can request a new garden waste collection, change the amount of bins or stickers you need, or renew your yearly garden waste subscription.

Request a new garden waste collection

Change amount of bins or stickers

To add more garden waste wheelie bins, you need to pay your annual subscription first.

To decrease your number of garden waste wheelie bins part way through the year, you can call us on 01225 394041. Please note, we won't refund your subscription cost if you decrease your number of garden waste wheelie bins part way through the year. Alternatively, you can decrease your number of garden waste wheelie bins when you next renew your garden waste subscription.

Change amount of bins/stickers online

Renew your garden waste subscription

We'll send you a renewal notice (usually April or May) in the post with your garden waste reference number on. You need this to renew your garden waste subscription.

Renew your garden waste subscription online

Putting your garden waste out

To help us collect your garden waste, please take note of the following.

  • place your garden waste at the edge of your property closest to the highway
  • place your garden waste out by 7am on your collection day (or no earlier than 8pm the night before)
  • place your sticker on your bin to show you've paid
  • don't overfill your bin (we won't collect overloaded bins or return for them, but we will leave a note on your bin or sack if this has been an issue).

If your garden waste wheelie bin or sack is frozen and we can't empty it, we'll return for it on your next scheduled collection day.