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The garden waste collection service is a subscription-based kerbside garden waste collection service.
This service is for Uttlesford residents only and will cost £40 for 2018. Please note that people in receipt of council-administered benefits will be entitled to a 25 per cent discount on this charge.
New customers will normally be required to pay £20 for a new Garden Waste bin.
You can apply for a continuation of your service or, if you are a new customer, to register for the Garden Waste Collection Service during 2018.
Complete an online form to request a continuation of your service or, if you are a new customer, to register for the garden waste collection service.
How to use the service
Please put the garden waste loose into the bin as plastic bags cannot be taken. If plastic bags are found in your bin, it will not be emptied. Information regarding what you can put in the garden waste bin and those items that you should avoid can be found below. For any other enquiries please contact us using the number at the bottom of this page.
► What we collect - please put these items in your garden waste bin
► What we can not collect - please don't put these items in your garden waste bin
Your green garden waste bin is collected fortnightly. Your garden waste collection day may differ from your regular collection day so please check your letter for your collection day and week (this will tell you if you are on the collection round for either week 1 or week 2). Please make sure that the bin is at the boundary of your property by 7am on your collection day.
Please do not overfill the bin. If garden waste is too compacted it will stick in the bin and this may result in damage when emptying the bin. Placing twigs or dry leaves at the bottom of the bin will help stop the garden waste from sticking in the bin. Excess garden waste placed beside or on top of the bin will not be taken. The bin lid must be closed and all garden waste contained within the bin.
If you need more than one bin to handle your garden waste, please contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order another (the annual fee will apply plus a one-off bin charge).
Some parish councils provide weekend drop-off points for excess garden waste.
For residents who do not have access to the Recyling Centre for Household Waste, some parish councils provide weekend drop-off points, at various locations and times across the district.
Please note, though, that although the skips are operated by Uttlesford District Council they are the responsibility of the parish councils and some sites may be subject to change, so should you require any further details you should contact your parish council. Contact details for parish councils can be found on our Local councils page.
If you have any queries which are not covered by the information above, please email email@example.com or telephone 01799 510510 and we will do our best to answer.