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Garden Waste Service

Green bin

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A garden waste collection service was launched in March 2014 and is an optional service available to households across Leicester City.


Existing customers: We will send a renewal letter and invoice to you approximately 6 weeks prior to your renewal date explaining how you can sign up for another year of the garden waste service. Please note, you will need your 8 digit customer reference number which will be displayed at the top of your invoice in order to renew online or over the telephone. 


The garden waste service provides you with the opportunity to recycle your garden waste, such as leaves, twigs and grass cuttings, using a green wheeled bin.

Collections are fortnightly between March and October (inclusive) and the service costs £30 for a 12 month subscription.


How to sign-up


You can sign up at any time of the year and pay online using a debit or credit card by completing the garden waste payment form or by calling the Customer Service Line on 0116 454 1002.

*NEW FOR 2015* - new and existing customers can now sign up to pay by direct debit. 

New customers will be given the option to sign up for direct debit at the time of registration. Existing customers can register for direct debit using the garden waste payment form - you will need your 8 digit customer reference number which is displayed at the top of your invoice in order to complete the application.


How the service works

You can register for the service at any time of the year. Collections are fortnightly on Mondays from March to October (inclusive). Subscriptions will need to be renewed every 12 months if you wish to continue with the service. 


You will be provided with a green wheeled bin to put all of your garden waste in and we will issue you with a simple collection calendar showing you which week you need to present your bin for collection.


See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details.


What can go in the green bin?


Yes Please…

  • Leaves

  • Small twigs/branches

  • Hedge trimmings

  • Grass cuttings

  • Weeds

  • Garden and house plants

  • Flowers

  • Bark


No Thanks…

  • Food waste

  • Treated wood

  • Logs/large branches (over 150mm /6” in thickness)

  • Soil or turf

  • Plastic bags

  • Plant pots or seed trays

  • Gravel or stones

  • Pond sludge

  • Animal faeces

  • Dead Animals

  • Garden twine

  • Japanese knot weed

  • Biodegradable bags/liners



Information about the current bulky waste service can be viewed on the bulky waste pages


For more information please contact or call 0116 454 1002.


Home Composting - Compost bins available from just £12.98!

If you would like to purchase discounted home compost bins you can find out more information on home composting here.