Garden Waste Collection Service - How The Service Works
If you have any issue with your current garden waste subscription you can visit our online services at Testvalley.gov.uk/mytestvalley or contact us on 01264 368000
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:
£35 for the initial subscription
£20 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?
|Grass cuttings||Soil / Concrete / Rubble|
|Hedge cuttings||Fruit and vegetable peelings|
|Small branches||Coal ash|
|Small amounts of windfall fruit||Household waste|
|Potato starch wraps|
Your wheeled bin or sack should be left at the edge of your property by 7am 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 are suspended for a two week period for the Christmas and New Year weeks. If you do produce any additional garden waste during this period, you can take it to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre where it will also be composted.
To report a missed collection, please click here: Report a Missed Bin