Garden waste collection service

We offer a garden waste collection for Brighton & Hove residents. For an annual subscription of £52, we will

  • provide you with a 240 litre wheelie bin.
  • collect your garden waste every two weeks, except over Christmas and New Year.

At the end of your subscription, we will send you a renewal email. You will need to fill in the form that this email links to.

If you do not want to renew, you will need to return your bin.

Sign up to our service

Receiving your bin

We will deliver your bin within two weeks of you signing up. You need to store the bin on your property and not on the street. On collection day, you need to place your garden waste bin kerbside.


We will give you a calendar with your collection dates for the year. Your first collections will be within two weeks of bin delivery and will count as the start date of your annual subscription.

Find out how to get your collection dates

What goes in your garden waste bin

Garden waste should be placed directly into the bin, without bags.

If you have bags or other materials in your bin we will not be able to collect your waste. Anything left outside your bin will not be collected.

You can put the following garden waste in your bin:


  • leaves
  • twigs
  • grass
  • plants
  • hedge cuttings
  • tree cuttings

Not allowed

  • food waste
  • plastic bags
  • rubbish you would normally put in your black bags
  • bits of wood over 10cm wide
  • paper, cardboard, cans, glass, plastic bottles
  • stones, rubble, soil, packaging
  • food trays
  • textiles

Other options for your garden waste

If you do not wish to subscribe to our collection service, you can take your garden waste to one of our recycling centres. You can also get advice on composting and get a council discount on a composter from Get Composting.

Sign up to our service