Garden Waste Collection
Garden Waste collection Service Update - 28 March 2023
All residents who have renewed their garden waste service or have signed up for the first time this year have now been sent a sticker to be attached to the brown garden waste bin, underneath the handles.
Those who have renewed but not attached their sticker will still have their brown bins collected, as the crews can use the in cab system to check any without stickers.
However it is much easier for the crews to operate if the stickers are attached when received. If you have not yet received a sticker by Friday 1 April, please contact our customer service centre
Residents who have not yet signed up to continue the service, can continue to sign up here.
Current service information
Your garden waste will be collected on the same day as your REFUSE.
What CAN go in the bin
- Grass cuttings
- Hedge cuttings
- Small branches
- Leaves (small amounts)
- Max diameter of branches/trunk 65mm, just under 3 inches
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.
What CAN NOT go in the bin
- Vegetable peelings
- Food scraps
- Coal ash
- Animal waste
- Commercial waste
- General household waste
If you wish to have extra garden waste collected you can purchase additional garden waste bins. These additional bins will be emptied fortnightly with your current service by Winchester City Council.
- If you require additional bins please call 0300 300 0013 or use our online service.
Composters and Water Butts
All Winchester residents can get special offers on Composters and Water Butts.
Extra waste bags
Biffa teams cannot collect extra waste or recycling left alongside your bin at this time.
We want to take care of our crews so they can continue to work for as long as possible and we want to avoid them coming into direct contact with waste.
If you have extra garden waste, please bag it up securely and store it.
Please put it in your bin for the next scheduled collection.