Garden Recycling Scheme - brown bin

You can now register for free garden and food waste collections in Derby! The easiest way to register for the service is online.

Sign up before Friday 1st March to enjoy collections from as early as April.

‌What options for registration are there?

There are three versions of registration:

  1. If you have taken part in this year’s chargeable scheme, you will automatically be registered for free collections starting in April 2019. You do not need to fill in the registration form – all you will need to do is put your bin out on the right day!
  2. If you have not taken part in the chargeable scheme, but you do have a brown bin at your address, register by Friday 1st March for free collections to start in April 2019.
  3. If you do not have a brown bin at your address, you can still register by Friday 1st March 2019 for free collections to start no later than August 2019. This will give us time to order and deliver your bin.

The registration form will take roughly 10 minutes to complete.

You will still be able to register for collections after Friday 1st March. However, we cannot guarantee that your request will be processed in time for the earliest collection dates, and if you are requesting a new bin we will need time to order and deliver this. To avoid any delays, please register before Friday 1st March.

You can also register in person at the Council House, or over the phone: call 0333 200 6981, and select option 1, then option 4.

What can I put in my garden recycling bin?

Garden Recycling Scheme 2019You can put any of the following in your brown bin:

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Small twigs
  • Food waste! New for 2019, you can now recycle any odds and ends from your plate in your brown bin. Once you have a brown bin, please remember not to put food waste in your black (general waste) bin.

Do I have to pay for anything?

If you do not have a usable brown bin at your address, you will be eligible for one free brown bin. Each additional bin after that will cost £40.

If you do currently have one or more usable brown bin, you will be able to use these from the start of your collections, free of charge. If you decide you would like an additional one to use from this year, this will cost £40 for each additional bin you request. This charge is for administration and delivery, rather than for the collections.

When you fill in the registration form, there will be an opportunity to request and pay for any additional bins you want for your address.

When will I find out my collection schedule?

Once you have successfully registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Before your collections start, we will contact you by email or letter (depending on how you register) to let you know all the relevant information before your collections are due to begin.

Closer to the time, you can check our bin day look-up tool to see which day your bin will be collected on. Please note: not everyone will have their brown bin collected on the same day as their blue bin. Please check carefully when your information is sent to you.

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