Garden waste bins
Garden waste bins are available across the district at a cost of £43 per year. If you pay by Direct Debit, it will only cost you £39.
If you are an existing customer you will be able to take advantage of our Direct Debit discount when your bin is up for renewal.
Follow the instructions below to order or renew your bin, and find out more about the garden waste service.
You can use garden waste bins to get rid of your Christmas tree too. Just cut it up into pieces and put it in the brown bin along with the rest of your usual garden waste.
The garden waste bin service
This service is intended for those households that are unable to take part in either home or community composting or choose not to use the free service provided at the household waste recycling centres.
- Garden waste should not go in your regular household rubbish collection
- Garden waste collected and composted properly is a really valuable resource, providing a rich material to nourish the land
- There are alternative ways of dealing with garden waste
- We all have a contribution to make towards how we manage our rubbish and help reduce environmental damage
2. Norfolk County Council’s household waste recycling centres – the following recycling centres will continue to accept garden waste free of charge:
- Bergh Apton – Wellbeck Road
- Ketteringham – Station Road
- Morningthorpe – off Bungay Road (B1527)
- Wymondham – Near the fire station, Strayground Lane
3. Garden waste bin – A garden waste bin can be ordered from us for an annual charge of £43 (£39 if paying by Direct Debit). The waste from the bin will be taken to a sub-contractor for composting.
Garden waste bins FAQs
Should I join the garden waste bin collection scheme?
If you cannot compost at home and cannot take your garden waste to a Household Waste Recycling Centre, then the garden waste bin scheme could be for you.
How much does it cost?
The service costs £43 (£39 if paying by Direct Debit) per year and once collections begin it will be emptied every two weeks, with the exception of the Christmas and New Year period. You can share your bin - and the cost - with a neighbour. Once ordered the bin will be delivered within 10 days.
What can go into the garden waste bin?
- All grass cuttings
- hedge trimmings and small branches (4" diameter maximum)
- fallen leaves
- plant prunings
- cut flowers
All of the material collected through the garden waste bin scheme is transported to a local site to be turned into compost.
What can't go in the garden waste bin?
- Kitchen waste (e.g. fruit and vegetable peelings, meat, egg shells, tea bags, coffee grounds)
- plastic bags
- large items of garden waste such as tree trunks or fencing
- general rubbish
- shredded paper
How can I order a garden waste bin?
Order your garden waste bin by following the links at the top of this page.
Where can I find out more?
Get in touch with us - our contact details are given below.
Association for Organics Recycling
This UK not for profit organisation is dedicated to promoting composting and good management. This website has a wide range of resources available. Membership is required to access some of the resources.
Norfolk County Council: environment
Environment pages from the Norfolk County Council website.
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South Norfolk House
Norwich NR15 2XE
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Last updated on: 21 March 2013