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Garden waste

Garden waste bin

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?

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

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.

Account information

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

Month Dates
March 6, 20
April 3, 17
May 1, 15, 29
June 12, 26
July 10, 24
August 7, 21
September 4, 18
October

2, 16, 30

November 13, 27
December No collections

 

Calendar B: collection dates 2023

Month Dates
March 13, 27
April 10, 24
May 8, 22
June 5, 19
July 3, 17, 31
August 14, 28
September 11, 25
October 9, 23
November 6, 20
December 4

 

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

After you have signed up, we will deliver a green wheeled bin and a collection calendar.

  • 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, all material must be put loose into the bin. The facility the garden waste is sent to, cannot process any plastic bags or compostable/biodegradable bags.

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 your bin was put out before 7am on collection day and contained the correct items, you can report that your bin was missed online using My Account - report missed bin.

Please use the quick link at the top of the page to set up a direct debit.

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 gardenwaste@leicester.gov.uk.

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.