Garden waste collection
Please be aware that the fortnightly garden waste service is currently operating as normal.
The garden waste collection is an annual subscription service. To join you will need to pay for a Runnymede Borough Council garden waste bin and a year's subscription. Once you have your bin you only need to pay the annual subscription cost.
From 2021 all subscriptions will run from 01 April to 31 March. From the 01 April 2020 existing customers will pay a proportion of the subscription charge, dependent on when they renew.
The following charges apply new subscriptions in the 2020/2021 subscription year:
- A small wheelie bin (120L) costs £23 for the bin and a £36 annual subscription.
- A large wheelie bin (240L) costs £30 for the bin and a £57 annual subscription.
There is no limit to the number of Runnymede Borough Council garden waste bins you can have, but each bin requires its own subscription service.
The service is subject to the
Garden waste is a separate collection from your refuse and recycling bins. Bins need to be out at the edge of your property by 6am on your collection day. You can find out when your collection day is by using Check your bin day.
Only waste placed inside the bin will be collected. Bins that are overflowing with the bin lid open will not be collected.
Garden waste bin do's and don'ts
This collection service is for compostable garden waste only. Examples include;
- Grass cuttings
- prunings and hedge trimmings
- twigs and small branches
- cut flowers and plants
- fallen fruit (N.B. please ensure bin is not too heavy to move!)
Please ensure that any items such as plastic flower pots or non-compostable waste is put in your rubbish bin.
The following items must not be put into the garden waste bin;
- Large branches and wood
- Rubble and stones
- Soil and turf
- Animal bedding - such as hay, straw and saw dust
There is a weight restriction on how much the vehicle can lift. Please ensure bins are easily manoeuvrable otherwise we may not be able to empty your bin.
If you do not wish to subscribe to the service, you can either take your garden waste to one of the community recycling centres or try composting at home. Advice about home composting including how to make a compost bin or to buy a discounted compost bin is available from the Surrey Environment Partnership.