We can collect garden waste, such as leaves, twigs and grass cuttings, fortnightly on Mondays between March and November. Subscriptions need to be renewed every 12 months.
How much does it cost?
- £58 for a 12 month subscription or £53 for direct debit
- Additional bins: £24 each
What can go in the bins?
- Small twigs/branches
- Hedge trimmings
- Grass cuttings
- Garden and house plants
How to sign up
New customers can now sign-up for the 2023 garden waste service. Please use the quick link above to register.
Renewing your subscription
Subscriptions need to be renewed every 12 months. You are able to renew your existing subscription online as soon as you receive your renewal invoice, using the quick link above. If you have set up an annual direct debit you do not need to do anything, your payment will be taken automatically on your renewal date.
We will send renewal information to you prior to your renewal date.
When do collections take place?
Your green bin will be emptied fortnightly on Mondays. Please check the calendars below for your collection dates.
Use our account information section to find out if you have set up a direct debit for your account, download your garden waste calendar and check your next collection date. You can also change your account preferences to go paperless so that you receive your billing information and calendar by email. You will need your garden waste customer reference number for this service.
Which calendar applies to me?
- Calendar A - Monday collection calendar for customers with Tuesday or Wednesday refuse collections
- Calendar B - Monday collection calendar for customers with Thursday or Friday refuse collections
You can find the calendar that applies to you below.
Calendar A: collection dates 2023
|May||1, 15, 29|
2, 16, 30
Calendar B: collection dates 2023
|July||3, 17, 31|
Not sure which calendar applies to you?
Go to the account information section and select 'Next Collection date' - you'll need your customer reference number handy to find your next collection date.
Frequently asked questions
- 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.
No, only material contained within the bin will be taken. If you are producing a lot of garden waste you can purchase additional bin subscriptions.
If you move to another property within Leicester city, please take your green bin with you. Once you have advised us of your new address, you can continue to use your bin as normal.
If you move out of Leicester city, please do not take your green bin with you. Please inform us, so we can cancel your service and collect the bin. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can amend your preferred contact details at gardenwaste.leicester.gov.uk under account information.
Please keep your email address up to date so you do not miss any billing information.