Garden waste collection subscriptions

From 1 June 2019, we'll provide garden waste collections as an optional service to properties with gardens for a small charge. The charge is £25 up to 31 March 2020. This gives you a weekly collection of a 240 litre brown garden waste bin. If you use a brown garden waste bin now, we'll only continue to provide a collection service for garden waste after June if you pay the subscription fee.

You can't use your garden waste bin for any food waste after June, but you'll still receive a free separate collection of food waste if you have the organic waste collection service now.

You can use your garden waste bin for:

  • grass cuttings, leaves, flowers
  • plants, twigs and branches (no more than 10cm diameter)

You can’t use your garden waste bin for:

  • food waste
  • fencing or other waste wood
  • soil, rubble, stones or gravel
  • non compostable materials, including plastic bags, flower pots or trays

You can still compost your garden waste at home, and residents of Southwark can still bring garden waste to our household waste recycling and reuse centre.

If your home has a garden, you'll be eligible for the new service. 

Subscribe to the Garden Waste Subscription Service


Page last updated: 16 October 2019