Garden waste

Please note: The Council is no longer collecting garden waste for composting from April 2015. The date of your last collection will therefore fall between 18 and 31 March, depending on your fortnightly collection day. If you have any questions or comments please contact Streetline

Information for existing customers

Garden Waste Calendars
Garden waste calendar for 2014/15 is available to download. To view your collection days please download the following document: Garden Waste Collection Calendar [PDF] (file size 118Kb)

From April, the simplest, cheapest, and most environmentally sustainable way to dispose of your garden waste will be to compost your waste at home.  However, if you cannot compost your own garden waste and would like it taken away then place it in a black bag along with your normal waste. Please bear in mind, however, that there is still a financial cost to this as the Council pays for every tonne of waste that is incinerated at the energy from waste plant.

Please do not place garden waste in recycling bags as this contaminates the recycling load and may prevent your paper, card, glass, etc. being recycled.

Please note the Council will not collect garden waste from garden squares or commercial gardeners, and alternative arrangements with private waste collectors will therefore be required in such circumstances.

Home Composting tips

For information about reducing your waste and home composting advice, as well as information about purchasing reduced priced home composting bins see Home composting tips

Recycling garden tools

Recycle your old garden tools with the Tools Shed project. You can deposit old garden tools in a special collection bank at the Western Riverside Waste Authority Civic Amenity Site, Wandsworth.

From here, the tools are picked up by HMP Wandsworth, where they are refurbished by inmates in the prison’s workshops. The refurbished garden tools are then distributed to primary schools within the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth and Wandsworth.

Further information

For more information please contact Streetline

How do you rate this information or service?