Garden waste

Garden Waste

The optional garden waste service is available to households across Leicester. We will collect garden waste, such as leaves, twigs and grass cuttings, fortnightly on Mondays between March and October. Subscriptions will need to be renewed every 12 months.

Further information

The garden waste service is currently full. If you would like to join the service you can sign up to the waiting list by emailing your name, address and contact details (phone number and/or email address) to gardenwaste@leicester.gov.uk.

As spaces become available, you will be contacted by a member of the garden waste team in order to sign you up to the service and arrange for a green bin to be delivered.

Existing customers

Please note we will send a renewal letter and invoice to you approximately six weeks prior to your renewal date explaining how you can sign up for another year of the garden waste service.

How does the service work?

We will collect garden waste, such as leaves, twigs and grass cuttings, fortnightly on Mondays between March and October. The service costs £30 for a 12 month subscription. You can sign up for additional bins at a cost of £20 each. Subscriptions will need to be renewed every 12 months.
After you have signed up, we will deliver a green wheeled bin and a collection calendar. You can also download a collection calendar at the bottom of the page or use the following links.

Calendar A is for people whose black bins are collected on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
Calendar B is for people whose black bins are collected on a Thursday or Friday.

How much does it cost?

The service will cost £30 for the year.

What can go in the green bin?

  • Leaves
  • Small twigs/branches
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Grass cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Garden and house plants
  • Flowers
  • Bark

What can’t go in the green bin?

  • Food waste
  • Treated wood
  • Logs/large branches (over 150mm 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

Contact us

0116 454 1002

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