Garden Recycling Scheme - brown bin

Garden Recycling Scheme 2018The Garden Recycling Scheme offers you regular, hassle-free collections of your garden waste.

With your membership, you get a brown bin(s) in which you can put your leaves, grass, flowers and other garden waste for a kerbside collection.

Once you sign up, it will take up to 15 working days to process your registration. We will let you know your collection dates and, if necessary, send out a new bin for you before we begin collecting your garden waste.

What benefits does the service offer?

If you sign up to the service, you will get:

  • fortnightly collections of your garden waste
  • the option to order more than one bin, so you can arrange a service that suits your needs
  • 16 collections over the season, costing £40 for your first bin and £20 for each additional bin
  • a small brown bin option if you produce a small amount of compostable garden waste, costing just £25 per year
  • the peace of mind that your waste gets turned into compost – you are doing your bit for the environment!

What can I put in my brown bin?

You can put any compostable garden waste in your brown bin, such as:

  • grass cuttings
  • hedge clippings
  • twigs and small branches
  • weeds
  • flowers and plants
  • leaves
  • bark.

Please do not put any plastic, glass, bricks or rubble, household waste, large quantities of soil or any food waste in your brown bin.

How can I sign up?

You can sign up and pay for the service in a number of ways. The easiest way is to sign up online. You can also register:

  • in person at the Council House using cash or debit card
  • over the phone using credit or debit card - call 0333 200 6981 between 9.00am and 3.00pm.

Please note: membership packs which have been sent out in previous years will not be sent this year. You will not need to put a sticker on your bin to show you are a member of the scheme.

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 that the collection rounds are run as efficiently as possible.

The first garden recycling scheme collections take place between Tuesday 10 April and Friday 20 April 2018. Please note, you will only be eligible for all 16 collections in the scheme if you signed up before Friday 16 March 2018. If you sign up after this date, we will process your registration within 15 working days.

Please use the bin day look up tool to check your collection schedule.

How do I get my brown bin removed?

If you no longer wish to be part of the Scheme and want your brown bin removed, please fill in our bin removal form.


Contact details

Post address:
Streetpride, 15 Stores Road, Derby, DE21 4BD
Phone: 01332 640000 (9.00am-3.00pm)