Garden waste

Garden waste collections are taking place with a reduced workforce, so you may find your garden waste is collected later than usual. If your collection is missed, please leave your bin at your normal point of collection. We will try to return soon to empty your bin.


Our green garden waste service offers collections every 2 weeks for £61.50 a year.

Garden waste can be used to make compost at home, if you don't use this service.

If you are new to this service, we will send you a new wheelie bin with a brown lid. If you have previously used this service, you can continue to use your wheelie bin with a brown lid. Bins remain the property of Croydon council.

We turn your garden waste into compost. Anyone who wants free compost can collect it from our reuse and recycling centres. The compost is loose, so you will need a container and something to get the compost into the container, such as a shovel.