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Garden waste

Our fortnightly service offers an affordable way for New Forest residents to recycle their garden waste.

Garden Waste


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How it works

The service is a convenient way for you to recycle your garden waste, without having to take it to the tip.

On joining for the first time, you will receive a reusable bag to store and present your garden waste in for collection. You will also receive a welcome letter with your collection day and a collection calendar.

Your bag(s) will be collected once a fortnight, with the exception of a break between mid-December and mid-January.

You can use your garden waste bag to dispose of up to 20kg of garden waste.

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  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Weeds and flowers
  • Small branches up to 75mm diameter
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Soil
  • Rubble
  • Animal waste
  • Plastic bags or flower pots
  • Branches more than 75mm in diameter
  • Invasive species (e.g. Japanese knotweed)

What does it cost?

Subscriptions are now open for the April 2017 - March 2018 period. There is a sliding scale of charges if you join later in the year.

Subscription periodCost of first sackCost of each additional sack(s)
1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018£32£17
1 July 2017 - 31 March 2018£27£14
1 October 2017 - 31 March 2018£21£11

How to join or renew

What happens to your garden waste?

Your garden waste will be taken to a site in Hampshire, where it will be composted by a process known as open windrow composting. The finished product, Pro-Grow, is a high quality soil conditioner that is available to buy at every household waste recycling centre.

Other ways to recycle your garden waste

Please see our sections on Composting and Recycling bring banks

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Updated: 7 Jul 2017
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