Garden waste

There are two easy ways to deal with your garden waste. Please do not put garden waste in your rubbish bin.

Garden waste collection service

You can subscribe to our convenient garden waste service, and have it collected fortnightly from your home. If you don’t create much garden waste you could always share a subscription with a neighbour or friend.

More details on the subscription including how to sign up or renew can be found on our Subscribe to garden waste service page.

Yes please

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Small twigs and branches up to 3 inches or 7.5 cm thick
  • Dead plants and cut flowers

No thanks

  • Soil
  • Stones and rubble
  • Food waste
  • Pet litter
  • Wood or sawdust

Home composting

Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way to deal with garden waste as it rots down to produce a nutritious compost which you can then use on your garden. You can read advice on what to compost and how on the Surrey Environment Partnership website.

Recycling centres

All Surrey community recycling centres (CRCs) will be open from 1 August, but some are only accepting certain types of waste.

Residents should only use the CRCs if they absolutely need to as social distancing measures mean the number of people allowed on sites at any one time is limited. Please check for the latest information before you travel as current opening arrangements are subject to change. Please see individual site information for further details.

For full information on opening dates and times, and waste types accepted at each site, please check Surrey County Council’s website.