Garden waste

Garden waste service

We offer an optional garden waste service to pick up things like grass cuttings, leaves, branches, weeds and hedge clippings. We collect this waste fortnightly from a 240-litre brown wheelie bin on the same day as your green bin is emptied. We take it away to be recycled into compost.

It costs £49 per brown bin per year, paid by direct debit only. Order online now:

To order your bin go to garden waste terms and conditions

Note: If you already have one or more garden waste bins, please do not use the online system to purchase additional bins. Please call our garden waste team who will add one to your account.

What can you put in the brown bin?

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Weeds
  • Flowers and plants
  • Hedge clippings
  • Branches (not more than 10cm thick)
  • Prunings and twigs
  • Windfall fruit
  • Hay / Straw / Sawdust (soiled animal bedding from non-meat eating animals only eg rabbits)
  • Vegetable waste from the garden only eg potato tops (not kitchen waste) 

The waste must be put in loose – no liners or bags

No thanks

If your bin contains anything it shouldn’t, we will leave a note on your bin explaining this and will empty it on your next scheduled garden waste collection if the items have been removed

Spring and  Autumn Extra garden waste weeks

We collect the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth in one week in Spring and in Autumn. This must be presented in boxes or up to three standard-sized sacks – no rubble or tonne bags. Boxes and bags are left at residents’ discretion and will not be replaced if missing or damaged.

In January – we collect real Christmas trees, which are cut to less than 6ft size and left NEXT to the brown bin.

What if my property is not suitable for a brown bin?      

In exceptional circumstances we can offer biodegradable sacks.  We would however need to visit the property to confirm a bin is not suitable. To request this service call 01235 422406.  The service costs £49 and includes a year’s supply of sacks (50 sacks).

Home Composting

For more information about home composting and purchasing a compost bin please visit Recycle for Oxfordshire

What happens to your garden waste

Your garden waste is recycled outside using a process called Open Windrows and the end product is sold to local farmers. We only accept garden waste in our brown bins. This means no packaging not even compostable packaging. As the process happens outdoors, packaging of any kind presents a litter issue.

Contact us - Garden waste

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01749 341247
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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Capita Financial Services
PO Box 4424
Shepton Mallet