Garden Waste Collection

Garden Waste

Normal service

During normal service residents should dispose of garden waste in the green sack provided by Winchester City Council under the Alternate Bin Collection scheme. The garden waste is collected and will be recycled into soil conditioner called Pro-Grow, used by many local gardeners and growers.

Your garden waste will be collected on the same day as your REFUSE.

What CAN go in the sack:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Small branches
  • Leaves (small amounts)
  • Pruning’s

Max. weight: 15kg 

What CAN NOT go in the sack:

  • Soil/concrete/rubble
  • Vegetable peelings
  • Food scraps
  • Coal ash
  • Animal waste
  • Commercial waste
  • General household waste

All garden waste collected goes to a composting site in Hampshire and is made into organic soil conditioner, widely used in local parks and formal gardens.

You should try to compost as much of your garden and kitchen waste as possible, as this is better for the environment and saves on fuel and transportation costs.

Don't forget!

Garden Waste will be suspended over Christmas and New Year so that resources can be used to assist the refuse vehicles during this busy period therefore there will be no garden waste collected after 24 December 2015 and will recommence week commencing 11/18 January 2016 on your normal collection day.

This year we can collect your real Christmas tree. Please remove from the pot and strip your tree of all decorations and tinsel. Place the tree by your refuse bin on your first scheduled garden waste collection day from week commencing 11 or 18 January 2016 on your normal collection day.

Please see your collection calendar for more details.

If you wish to have extra garden waste collected you can purchase additional garden waste sacks. These additional sacks will be emptied fortnightly with your free garden waste sack as supplied by Winchester City Council.

  • You can order new or replacement garden waste bags through our on-line service.
  • If you require additional sacks please call the Council's on 0300 300 0013 or use our on-line service - the current price for one additional sack is £25 or for two sacks £75.

Please remember you can dispose of extra garden waste free of charge at your Local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

To report a missed collection please click on the link below.

Reporting a Missed Collection

Composters and Water Butts

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For advice on the disposal of Ash leaf litter that might be infected with Chalara fraxinea, see our information page.