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Garden waste service

Our garden waste collections provide an easy way to get rid of your compostable garden waste. We provide you with a brown wheelie bin and empty it every 2 weeks during the growing season (9 months - usually March to November).  You can find out when your collection day is here.

  • The cost is £45 for 20 collections.
  • You can pay for as many bins as you need.
  • There is only one size of brown bin which is 240 litre.
  • No concessions or part payments available.
  • Refunds will only be made if requested prior to your first collection.

Things that can go in the brown bin:

  1. Grass cuttings
  2. Branches (up to 10cm diameter)
  3. Clippings and leaves
  4. Weeds, plants and flowers

Things that can't go in the brown bin:

  1. Kitchen waste, vegetables and fruit
  2. Any plastic, including bags and bin liners
  3. Turf, soil, rubble, concrete or stones
  4. Animal waste and bedding

Bin liners MUST not be used in your brown bin.  The composting process takes 14 weeks and even biodegradable liners are not compatible.

Signing up, payments and Cancellations

To sign up to the service please contact us, here are our contact details


Payment: Existing customers - invoices for the 2018 service will be sent out early January 2018. 

You can pay by the following methods:

  1. Direct debit - call us or download the direct debit form and return it to us 
  2. On line - use your invoice details here
  3. Telephone - using the automated telephone facility
  4. Bank transfer - account number 91131605 sort code 40-15-07.  Quote your invoice number on your payment.
  5. Cheque - make the cheque payable to Bromsgrove District Council for the amount on the invoice.  Please include your name, address, invoice number and telephone number on the back - here is our address.
  6. Visit us - at our customer service centre, here is our address and opening times.

To cancel your garden waste service, please complete this online request form.

Request a replacement bin

If your bin has gone missing please complete the online form here.

Tell us you're moving

We collect from your address, so if you're moving house please let us know so we can update our records. Here is our online form to notify us. You can take your brown bin with you when you move.