Chargeable garden waste

Chargeable Garden Waste Collections



The garden waste service is suspended (updated 25/01/2021)

The garden waste service in the former South Bucks District Council Area is suspended. This is because Covid-19 cases continue to severely reduce staffing levels and we must use available staff to support general rubbish, food, clinical and recycling collections. Garden waste is not hazardous if left for longer than two weeks and can still be home-composted, or taken to resident's nearest Household Recycling Centre. We are working with our contractor to reinstate the service as soon as possible.  This page will be updated when the service is reinstated. We will advise about contract extensions to cover collections that are missed in due course. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

For more information on home composting, visit recycle for Bucks (external link)

To find your nearest household recycling centre, and check opening times, visit recycling centres (external link)


Pay for garden waste


The garden waste collection service, for your first bin* costs £45 per year.

* some households, not suitable for wheeled bins, will be issued with two reusable bags

In addition to your first subscription fee, you may request additional subscriptions at a cost of £45 per year, per bin.

Subscription length

Subscriptions last 12 months, on a rolling agreement.

Collection frequency

Collections take place every two weeks, on the same day as your recycling. The garden waste collection service is suspended for two weeks between December and January.

Unemptied bin

We will only empty garden waste bins for which a valid subscription has been paid.

We will not empty bins that contain the wrong items, are too heavy to be collected safely or where the garden waste is wedged / frozen.

When will I receive my bin?

Customers who already have a bin should continue to use the bin at their property.

We aim to deliver new bins within 28 days. All efforts will be made to ensure that new customers receive a full 12 months subscription.

Terms and conditions

Please read the Garden Waste terms and conditions 2020 to 2021 before subscribing to the service.

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