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.

Sign up before Friday 16th March to get the full service between April and November. You will still be able to sign up after this date, but you will only be eligible for all 16 fortnightly collections if you register by then.

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 for the service in a number of ways. The easiest way is to sign up online using this form. 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.

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 10th April and Friday 20th April 2018. If you sign up before Friday 16th March, you will get the full benefits of the service, including all 16 collections.


Contact details

Post address:
Streetpride, 15 Stores Road, Derby, DE21 4BD