Garden Waste

A fortnightly garden waste collection service is offered to subscribers using a wheeled bin or compostable paper sacks.

New subscriptions can start from anytime during the year, but the full-year fee will still apply for collections until renewals are due. Refunds cannot be issued for cancelling the service during the year. The garden waste service is suspended for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.

The cost for garden waste bin collections for 2019-20 is £56.90.

If you would like to join the service please contact our customer services on 01643 703704. Payment will be taken over the telephone. Alternatively you can visit one of our offices and speak to our customer services.

The bins will be ordered after payment has been received. The delivery of the bin could take up to 10 working days.

Paying your renewal invoice

Please note that any renewal customer invoices will be sent out in February each year.

If you have received an invoice for your garden waste service you can make a payment via our on-line secure payments system, internet banking, telephone, post or at our Council Offices. See Paying a Debtor Invoice for more details.

Garden waste renewal stickers can take up to 15 days from order to delivery.

Cancel your garden waste collections

If you no longer wish to use the service you can arrange for the bin to be collected please contact our customer services on 01643 703704 after 1 April.

General Information

Please note that garden waste bins remain the property of Somerset Waste Partnership. If you move within Somerset you can take your bin with you but please let us know. If you move out of Somerset, or don't wish to take your bin with you, please leave the bin at the property.

Should you require a replacement proof of payment sticker for your garden waste bin or a replacement garden waste bin due to it being lost or damaged please contact our customer services on 01643 703704.

Garden waste sacks

Garden waste sacks are available at £27.40 for a pack of 10 until 31 March 2019. The cost for collection of garden waste sacks is included in the price.

The cost of garden waste sacks will increase to £28.40 for a pack of 10 from 1 April 2019.

Garden waste sacks are brown and have a 90L capacity, half the size of a standard domestic wheeled rubbish bin.

To order a pack please contact our customer services on 01643 703704. Payment will be taken over the telephone.

Home composting

If you would like to know more about turning your unwanted garden waste, vegetable peelings and non cooked kitchen waste into a free, nutritious material that puts the goodness back into the garden, visit the Somerset Waste Partnership's Home composting page.

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