Garden Waste Collection

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 

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

  • Composters and Water Butts

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

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