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Garden Waste Collection Service

This convenient collection service will help you compost your garden waste

Home composting is the best way to deal with your garden waste but when the growing season really gets going you might need a little extra help.

The garden waste collection service is:

  • convenient and easy to use
  • saves time and effort
  • eco-friendly; composting on your behalf

Subscribing to the garden waste collection service means that you can put all your compostable garden waste in a special 240 litre brown wheelie bin, including lawn cuttings, hedge clippings, leaves, dead flowers, old plants and as many weeds as you can dig up!

Every fortnight we will collect the compostable waste from you, leaving your garden looking as lovely as you intended it to be.

The 2014/15 collection service starts on Monday 24th February 2014 and costs £70.00 for the full year service. Exisiting Direct Debit customers will be charged £65.00.  You can pay a reduced fee of £60.00 if you join from June to August and £40.00 if you join in September or later.  The reduced rate reflects the reduced number of collections left until the end of the service year.  

You can sign up to the service by calling the Worcestershire HUB on 01684 862151 please have your debit or credit card ready to make payment over the phone.

Please note: Payments must be made upfront and in full, one off collections are not available and we do not offer refunds for cancelled services. Customers who cancel their service and fail to present the bin for collection may be charged £50.00.


 Yes Please     No Thanks
Grass cuttings Kitchen waste
Hedge and shrub clippings Dog/Cat waste
Leaves, twigs and bark Plastic bags/pot/trays
Small plants, cut flowers and weeds Tree stumps/branches over 10cm (4") in diameter
Windfall fruit Brick/rubble/soil/stones




For more information please click on the links below:

Here's how to book...

  • Phone:
    Call the Worcestershire HUB on 01684 862151
    Please have your credit or debit card ready to make payment when you call.

  • At a Customer Service Centre with Cash or Debit/Credit Card:
    Pop in with your preferred means of payment to one of our Customer Service Centres in:
    • Malvern Library, Graham Road, Malvern
    • Upton Library, School Lane, Upton
    • The Library, Teme Street, Tenbury

We believe the service offers excellent value for money and although other Local Authorities offer a similar service for a lower cost we feel that it is not fair to subsidise the costs of this service with council tax monies. Many of our residents will not be able to take advantage of this service as they do not have a big garden or produce any garden waste at all. It would not be right to take money away from other services that everyone benefits from (such as Street Cleansing) in order to fund a service which can only benefit a select few. So, in short, the reason the service costs £70 per year is because this is what it now costs to operate the service, the full cost of this service is paid for by those who use it and you can't get fairer than that.  The recent price increase reflects the increase in operational costs.

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This page was last reviewed 4 March 2014 at 10:19 by Ruth Burgin.
The page is next due for review 31 August 2014.
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