Garden Waste Collection Service - How The Service Works

The cost of joining the Garden Waste Collection Service depends on the number of wheeled bins or reusable sacks you would like us to empty each fortnight.  The annual charge is:

£34.25 for the initial subscription

£19.50 for each additional subscription


Only one garden waste wheeled bin or reusable sack will be emptied per subscription.

To look up when your garden waste collections are due, click here: When Are My Bins Collected?

What can be placed in the sacks/bins?
Grass cuttings Soil / Concrete / Rubble
Hedge cuttings Fruit and vegetable peelings
Weeds Food scraps
Small branches Coal ash
Leaves Animal waste
Prunings Commercial waste
Small amounts of windfall fruit Household waste


Your wheeled bin or sack should be left at the edge of your property by 7.00am on your collection day.

Sacks - Please do not exceed the 20kg weight limit.  Sacks over this limit may not be emptied. 

Materials put out for collection will be checked.  Heavily contaminated bins or sacks will not be emptied and an orange information tag will be attached.  All of the collected garden waste is composted to produce Pro-Grow, a high quality organic soil conditioner produced in Hampshire by Project Integra.  Pro-Grow can be bought at any Household Waste Recycling Centre or online.

Garden waste will only be collected in wheeled bins or in the sacks provided by the Council.

If subscriptions are not renewed, collections will cease.  For information about renewing your subscription click here: Garden Waste Collection Service.

Garden waste collections will not take place between Christmas and New Year.

To report a missed collection online, please follow this link: My Test Valley


  • Recycling Star with Garden Waste Wheeled Bin