Garden waste collection

The fortnightly 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. You can join the service online as well as renew your subscription.

The following charges apply to the 2019/2020 subscription year:

  • A small wheelie bin costs £22 for the bin and a £35 annual subscription.
  • A large wheelie bin costs £29 for the bin and a £56 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 Icon for pdf Garden waste service terms and conditions. [89.87KB]

Please note we do not offer a pro rata subscription. Your subscription will expire 12 months after your first collection.

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.

What to put in the garden waste bin

Our Icon for pdf recycling service guide [4.67MB] has details of what can be put in garden waste bins. Please do not put any garden waste in you refuse or recycling bin. They will not be emptied if garden waste is present.

There are some items we cannot accept in garden waste bins:

  • Plastic pots
  • Large branches and wood
  • Rubble and stones
  • Soil and turf
  • Animal bedding - such as hay, straw and saw dust
  • General rubbish

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.  A basic bin is available from the Recycle for Surrey website.

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