Garden waste

Find out how to start or renew a garden waste collection. This service offers collections every 2 weeks for £65 a year.

Overview

Our green garden waste service offers collections every 2 weeks for £65 a year.

The service is only available to households that receive a collection of their own individual bins.

The garden waste service is not available to properties that have a shared or communal rubbish bin, for example blocks of flats.

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 and have re-subscribed, you can continue to use your current 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.