Garden Waste Collection

Current service information (Until February 2021)

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)
    • Prunings

    Max. weight: 15kg 

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

    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 online service.
    • If you require additional sacks please call the Council's on 0300 300 0013 or use our online service - the current price for one additional sack is £25 or for two sacks £75.

    Please be aware that we are moving to new garden waste collection service from 1 February 2021. This service does involve a charge for those who opt-in and if you are buying a second or third garden waste bag at this time there is no refund.

  • Composters and Water Butts

    All Winchester residents can get special offers on Composters and Water Butts.

Service status updates

We’re working hard to minimise disruption to regular waste collections. There are some changes that we need your help and support with.

  • 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.