Garden waste

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Collection dates

Type your postcode in to My Spelthorne, download the pdf icon garden waste calendar [1Mb] or call Customer Services to find out.

Cost of the service

There is an annual charge of £52 in April and a one off payment of £25 for the garden bin.

If you join the scheme between October - December 2017, you will pay £26 for the current service which runs until 30 March 2018. 

What can I put in my garden waste bin?

Yes please:

  • grass cuttings
  • small twigs
  • garden prunings
  • weeds
  • hedge trimmings
  • dead plants
  • leaves
  • branches no thicker than 7cm

No thanks:

  • soil, stones, gravel
  • pet litter or waste
  • seed trays
  • flower pots
  • wood/timber or sawdust
  • cardboard, paper, glass, metal
  • kitchen/food waste
  • plastic bags

Ordering or renewing

Apply for a garden waste bin

Complete the online form to request and pay for your bin. Once payment has been received your bin will be delivered within 7-10 days and you will receive a garden waste calendar advising you or your collection day.

How the collection service works

Collections are every two weeks (excluding Christmas and January). Your wheelie bin* needs to be placed kerbside by 6am on the day of your collection. Only garden waste contained in the wheelie bin will be collected.

* If you do not have room for a garden waste wheelie bin, we can provide you with a suitable bag, which will be collected in the same way at a charge of £36 per year.

Missed collections

Missed or assisted collections.

Compost bins

Composting your uncooked food and garden waste at home is a great way to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and provides you with free soil conditioner. Visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/composting form more information.

What happens to the garden waste?

The garden waste is taken to Trumps Farm in Chertsey where it is broken down into compost. This compost then goes to local farms in the area.