Garden waste

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


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 get advice and buy a compost bin from just £13 from the Surrey Environment Partnership website.


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

Recycling centres

Usually you can also take garden waste to any of Surrey’s community recycling centres for free.  Surrey’s community recycling centres (CRCs) are now closed until further notice due to the Government’s decision to restrict all non-essential movement. Please do not put waste you may have taken to a CRC in your household bins as it may overwhelm collection services. Similarly, if you decide to have a clear-out while you’re at home, please don’t put everything in the bin straight away. Wait until normal service resumes.