Garden waste

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Collection dates

The garden waste collection service operates between April and March, with a break in the service between Christmas and the end of January. To find out your collection day, type your postcode in to My Spelthorne or if you know your collection week/day, download the pdf icon garden waste calendar [1Mb].

Cost of the service

There is an annual charge of £54 for collections between April 2018 - March 2019 and a one off payment of £25 for the garden waste bin (please remember to enter your address on the online form for delivery). From 1 October to December the subscription charge is reduced to half-price for those who would like to join the service for the remainder of the year. The full annual charge applies prior to the half-price offer.

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

Ordering or renewing

Complete the online form 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 garden waste calendar advising you or your collection day (please remember to enter your address on the online form for delivery).

How the collection service works

Collections are every two weeks (excluding Christmas and January). 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.

* 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 £37 per year.

Missed collections

Missed or assisted collections.

What happens to my garden waste?

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

Compost bins

Composting your uncooked food and garden waste at home is a great way to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and provides you with free soil conditioner. Visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/composting form more information.