Garden waste services

The Garden Waste Club is at capacity and can't accept any new members or additional bin requests. Please ask Biffa to put your details on a waiting list which is operating on a first come, first served basis. We are regularly reviewing capacity with Biffa.

You may like to consider buying a compost bin at a reduced price and then use the compost it produces in your garden, or please continue taking your garden waste to your local community recycling centre until you can join the club.

We appreciate this is disappointing and apologise for the inconvenience caused. 

Garden waste, including leaves, grass cuttings and hedge trimmings, are not collected as part of your recycling or rubbish collections.

Green waste club

If you would like to join the Council's Green Waste Club to benefit from fortnightly garden waste collections from your home, please e-mail the Green Waste Club, or call 0800 0858 286.

Please read the terms and conditions.

Cost of the service

You will receive a 240 litre wheeled bin for your garden waste which Biffa will collect from the edge of your property every fortnight. 

From 1 April 2023 Current price
First year and additional bins £84.50
If renewed £73.00


What goes in your bin?

Christmas trees

To dispose of a real Christmas tree, please cut up your tree (maximum tree trunk 10cm diameter) and put it in your brown wheeled bin. Make sure the lid is closed.

Yes please No thanks
Grass and hedge clippings Bags / sacks
Leaves / stems / stalks Soil / mud
Plants Large logs
Small branches / twigs / sticks Stones / rocks
Weeds (but not Japanese Knotweed) Animal bedding
Dead plant material / roots Synthetic twine / wire / string
Fallen fruit Street sweepings
Flowers and house plants Japanese Knotweed
  Plastic pots or containers
  Liquids (for example paint, pesticides, weed killer)

You may be able to take the things we can't collect to a community recycling centre.

Missed bins

If your garden waste bin has been missed please check if there is a delay to the service. If there are no delays listed, please report a missed collection by calling 0800 0858 286. Missed collections need to be reported within two working days of your scheduled collection date.

Collection calendar

You can download and print the garden waste collection calendar which runs from April 2023 to March 2024.

Bank holidays

Garden waste collections will not change following bank holidays except over Christmas when the service is suspended for two weeks. 

Home composting

Surrey residents can take advantage of a variety of exclusively discounted garden waste products, such as hot composters and food waste digesters, all year round from Great Green Systems.

Community recycling centres (tip/dump)

Check locations and opening times, what you can and can't take and apply for a van permit.