Garden waste

Go even greener with your gardening!

As from 1 June 2017, Hart District Council will no longer be providing garden waste sacks for new subscribers following guidance from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Wheeled bins are the preferred option for customers and staff for this service as they reduce the implications associated with manual handling of garden waste sacks.   

If you already subscribe for a sack, we would encourage you to replace your garden waste sack with a wheeled bin for the following reasons:

  • They hold more garden waste for the same annual subscription
  • They are easier to move around the garden and put out for collection
  • It is easier to manage brambles and Holly  

Already subscribe to our garden waste service? Renew Online or check your next collection date  

If not, you are welcome to sign up any time! (payments are taken by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on our behalf)

By signing up to the fortnightly garden waste collections you can save on trips to the recycling centre with your garden cuttings and clippings. 

  • You will be given a regular collection day
  • Your container will be delivered with a white tag displaying your collection day and week and address
  • No collections will take place over Christmas and New year (Your subscription is for 25 collections throughout the year) 
  • A collection calendar can be downloaded or you can find your next collection date at My area
  • All containers must be placed at the kerbside by 6.30am on collection day 

Here you can find out more about what you can and can't recycle in your garden waste bin

Garden Waste Collection Charges 2018/19

Container type Service charge First year total charge Subsequent annual charge
140 litre bin (each) £47.24 £78.73 (inc. £31.49 bin charge) Service charge only
240 litre bin (each) £70.86 £102.35 (inc. £31.49 bin charge) Service charge only

Concessionary charges for residents in receipt of Council Tax or Housing Benefit 2018/19

Container type Service charge First year total charge Subsequent annual charge
140 litre bin £23.62 £55.11 (inc. £31.49 bin charge) Service charge only
240 litre bin £47.24 £78.73 (inc. £31.49 bin charge) Service charge only

Please note: We are unable to provide refunds for our Garden Waste service.

Find out where your garden waste is composted and where it ends up! 

Home composting

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use.

Home composting has many benefits:

  • It’s easy to make and easy to use
  • Produces a free continual source of the very best compost
  • Improves soil structure
  • Maintains moisture
  • Helps the soil PH balance
  • Suppresses plant disease
  • Reduces the need for polluting bonfires
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Helps to divert organic waste from landfill
  • Reduces refuse collection costs

To encourage residents to get composting, Hart District Council has teamed up with to offer Home Compost Bins at special offer prices from only £19.98 (RRP £39). There is also a Buy One Get One Half Price Offer, adding extra value to residents with larger gardens or those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin. To see what’s available, visit or call 0844 571 4444.

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