Sign up or renew your garden waste collection 2023/24

Brown Bin

If you do not want to compost your garden waste or transport it to the local Community Recycling Centre (rubbish tip) you can sign up for Guildford Borough Councils’ garden waste collection scheme. This is a kerbside collection of garden waste which costs £48 per bin for 2023/24.


By signing up for the service as a new subscriber, the resident will receive a 240-litre brown bin which is collected fortnightly (excluding the two weeks over the Christmas period).

What is collected

✔ Grass cuttings
✔ Garden prunings
✔ Hedge trimmings
✔ Leaves
✔ Small twigs and other woody waste
✔ Dead plants and weeds
✔ Branches no larger than 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter

What is not collected in the brown bins

✗ Flower pots and seed trays
✗ Soil and turf
✗ Rocks, stones and pebbles
✗ Animal/pet bedding
✗ Kitchen or food waste
✗ Timber
✗ Large branches (more than 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter
✗ Household waste or metal objects

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