From April 2019, we will be collecting garden waste for free in Derby.
To enjoy hassle-free, fortnightly collections of your garden waste, we are asking residents to register to let us know how many bins they have or want.
Registration for the Garden Recycling Scheme will open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
From Wednesday 2nd January, you will be able to register using an online form. There are three options for registration:
We are asking people to register so that we can order the exact amount of bins that we need, and so we know how many bins we can expect to see on collection days.
Recycling your garden waste is an excellent way to look after the environment.
When we collect your grass, leaves, flowers and twigs, we send it all to a composting facility where it is transformed into fresh compost. This is then used to help gardens grow again, meaning we don’t lose any of the rich nutrients from the original garden waste.
You can find out more about how garden waste is composted in this article on the Newsroom.
When your garden waste collections start next year, you will be able to put your food waste in the brown bin as well as any garden waste.
Food waste can be composted, so by putting it in your brown bin with the garden recycling we can prevent these valuable materials from going to waste.
Incredibly, food waste makes up roughly a third of the average household dustbin, creating huge volumes of waste across the city each year. Composting food is a more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective option. You can put any food waste in your brown bin, including bones, egg shells, and meat.
We will make any further announcements about the Garden Recycling Scheme on our Newsroom. You can subscribe to daily or weekly alerts to stay updated about Council news.
Remember: registration for garden collections in 2019 will open on Wednesday 2nd January.
If you would like to recycle any garden waste before collections begin in April, you can take it to Raynesway Household Waste and Recycling centre.