Garden waste collection

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The service runs from February to November. Residents can apply to join the service from March with their collections starting in April

To find out when your collection date is visit My Spelthorne or call Customer Services.

How the collection service works

Collections are every two weeks between February and December. Your wheelie bin* needs to be placed kerbside by 6am on the day of your collection. Only garden waste contained in the wheelie bin will be collected.

Cost of the service

There is a charge of £52 per year. New customers will also need to buy a garden bin which costs £25. New applications can be made from March.

Ordering or renewing

Complete the to request and pay for your bin. Once payment has been received your bin will be delivered within 7-10 days and you will receive a pdf icon garden waste calendar [4Mb] advising you of your collection day.

When will my bin be collected?

To find out when your bin will be collected enter your postcode into My Spelthorne.

What can I put in my garden waste bin?

Yes please:

  • grass cuttings
  • small twigs
  • garden prunings
  • weeds
  • hedge trimmings
  • dead plants
  • leaves
  • branches no thicker than 7cm

No thanks:

  • soil, stones, gravel
  • pet litter or waste
  • seed trays
  • flower pots
  • wood/timber or sawdust
  • cardboard, paper, glass, metal
  • kitchen/food waste
  • plastic bags

What happens to the garden waste?

The garden waste is taken to Trumps Farm in Chertsey where it is broken down into compost. This compost then goes to local farms in the area.

* If you do not have room for a garden waste wheelie bin, we can provide you with a suitable bag, which will be collected in the same way at a charge of £35 per year.