Bournemouth Council

Household Bin Collections - Garden Waste

We take away and recycle your unwanted garden waste if you put it in a Garden Waste Bin

We take away and recycle your unwanted garden waste if you put it in a Garden Waste Bin

Garden waste collection will begin in February 2017. You need to have registered by the 13th January 2017 to be included from the start of the scheme. You need to register for our Garden Waste Scheme every year. So, even if you have registered in previous years and already have a garden waste bin, you still need to sign up.

Please read the terms and conditions to the 2017 Garden Waste scheme before registering as this is important information that you need to know before you sign up. 

Garden waste collection charges

House or a block of four or less flats

You can pay for collection of one, two or three garden waste bins per house/flat. This will cost £40 for the collection of one garden waste bin, £60 for two and £80 for three.

Block of flats with five or more flats

The price will vary depending on what size shared bin your block needs and agreement from the managing agent or committee.

Garden waste collection schedule

We collect garden waste every two weeks from 13th February 2017 to 15th December 2017. Each registered household (if registered by 13th January 2017) will have 22 collections for their garden waste. We send a calendar and sticker to you before collections start so you know what day your garden waste will be collected.  

Kings Park Drop Off Point

The last date for the free garden waste drop-off at Kings Park Lorry Park was Sunday 11 December. Please be aware that the Kings Park drop-off point will not be running in 2017.

You can still recycle your garden waste for free at Millhams Community Recycling Centre or Christchurch Household Recycling Centre (based on Wilverley Road). You can also compost your garden waste at home. Discounted home composters are available from Get Composting starting from £6 or you can see advice about how to home compost, including an introductory leaflet.


Contact Us


General Enquiries

01202 451199


Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road


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