Garden Recycling Scheme

Garden gnomeThe Garden Recycling Scheme 2015 is open for applications, so sign up today using our online form and let us make gardening easier for you.‌ 

You'll receive a brown bin and regular collections throughout the year to help you get rid of your garden waste. 

Collections started from 14 April. Once you have signed up look out for your welcome pack in the post, it contains your membership sticker to place on your bin and your collection day information.


What benefits does the service offer?

  • Regular collections of your garden waste
  • You can have more than one bin, so you can arrange a service that suits your needs
  • 16 fortnightly collections over the season, costing £40 for your first bin and £20 for each additional bin
  • Know that your waste gets turned into compost - you are doing your bit for the environment!

New to the 2015 service - small brown bin

  • Do you have a small garden?
  • Do you find the standard size bin hard to store or move about?
  • Do you only produce a small amount of compostable garden waste?

If the answer is yes, we are offering a limited number of small brown bins. The annual cost will be £25 and is limited to one bin per property. Simply fill in the garden waste sign-up form to take advantage of this new service for 2015.

Ways to sign up without internet access

You can sign up for the service in a number of other ways:

  • Sign up and pay over the phone, call 0333 2006981, you will need a credit or debit card to make your payment
  • Pay by cash or cheque at the Council House
  • Download a copy of the Garden Waste Service - pay by cheque form, or pick up a copy from the Council House or your local library.

I have signed up, when will my garden recycling collection be?

Your garden recycling day will most likely be on either your black bin or blue bin collection day. For a small number of households your garden recycling collection day may differ, this is to ensure the collection rounds are run as efficiently as possible.

If you signed up before 17 March your welcome pack will be on its way. Please look out for it in the post as it contains your membership sticker that will need to go on your bin and your collection day information. 

The first garden recycling collections take place between 14 April and 24 April.

More information and useful forms

For more information view our frequently asked questions which are updated regularly. You can also read the Terms and Conditions for Garden Waste Service 2015 for further information. 

Below are some links to forms you may find useful:

Name the gnome competition - NOW CLOSED

The Mayor of Derby has selected a winner for our Name the Gnome competition giving one Derby resident access to the Garden Recycling Scheme for free in 2015.

Lucy Couchman, from Allestree, has named the Council’s mascot Garth, which in English originates from the surname and place Garth, meaning garden. The Mayor, Councillor Shiraz Khan, says the entry was unique and he liked the connection with the great outdoors.

Find out more by visiting our What's Happening in Derby page.


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