Garden waste

Garden Waste

An 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 need to be renewed every 12 months.

Further information

Garden waste consultation

We would like to understand your level of satisfaction with our garden waste collection service, and get the views of residents who are not currently signed up. Take part in our online survey, where you can have your say on potential changes to the service.

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

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.

Garden waste collections

Garden waste collections resumed in March 2016. Calendars can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. We will also be sending details to our existing customers by post during February.

Which calendar applies to me?

  • Calendar A 2016 - calendar for customers with Tuesday or Wednesday refuse collections
  • Calendar B 2016 - calendar for customers with Thursday or Friday refuse collections

Existing customers

Customers are able to renew their existing subscriptions online. Please note we will send a renewal letter and invoice to you approximately four weeks prior to your renewal date, explaining how you can sign up for another year of the garden waste service.

If you have signed up to an annual direct debit you do not need to do anything, your payment will be taken automatically on your renewal date.

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.

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