Garden Recycling Scheme

brown bin The Garden Recycling Scheme 2015 is now 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. Make sure you sign up by Thursday 12 March to fully benefit from the scheme.


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.

More information and useful forms

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

Below are some links to forms you may find useful:

General enquiry about the garden scheme - if you have a specific question about the scheme please use this form.

Sign up for an extra bin - have you already signed up but would like to use more bins and increase your service? Please use this form.

Tell us you have moved house - use this form if you move house within Derby city as you can take the service with you. 

Cancel your membership - please let us know if you would like to cancel your membership using this form.

Name the gnome competition

Enter our competition for a chance to win the Garden Recycling Scheme FREE for a year, including:

  • a brown bin for all your garden waste
  • regular collections throughout the year
  • turning your waste into compost without the hassle.

Over the next couple of months you will see our friendly gnome popping up across Derby, encouraging people to sign up to the Garden Recycling Scheme. The only problem is our gnome is nameless and needs your help!

For a chance to win our garden service free for a year simply name the gnome and send your suggestions to Streetpride.

If you need a little inspiration, our gnome is a green fingered fellow and loves nothing more than getting out in the garden and keeping it tidy. Waste is not an option for this gnome and anything that doesn’t fit in their trusty brown bin gets turned into compost. This is used to maintain their luscious lawn, plants and vegetable patch!

You have until midnight Friday 13th March 2015 to enter your suggestions. A winner will be chosen by the Mayor of Derby and
announced on Monday 16th March 2015. Terms and conditions apply.


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