Garden waste


The Fortnightly Garden Waste collections for 2023 

The service will commence from 3 April to October 27.

Presenting your waste

On your day of collection, please present your garden waste in sacks at the boundary of your property. Please note that each individual collection, the Council will only empty up to five sacks. Sacks may be:

  • Re-usable sacks provided by the Council previously or similar to those provided by the Council,
  • Black sacks as long as they are open,
  • Clear sacks, and,
  • Carrier bags that are open.


Garden waste not presented at the boundary, will not be collected.

You can check your day of collection her


Report missed garden waste

Other ways to dispose of garden waste

Green waste such as grass trimmings, plant cuttings, and weeds are ideal for composting alongside waste from the home such as shredded paper, cardboard, and egg shells. Composting is great for the environment and is a fantastic natural way to dispose of garden waste.

We’d like to encourage more residents to find out the benefits of composting.

View more information on composting and how to purchase compost bins

Remember that you must dispose of all your rubbish responsibly. Dumping rubbish is a serious offence and those caught fly-tipping face a £400 on-the-spot fine.

You can also take garden waste for free to any of the following East London Waste Authority (ELWA) Refuse & Recycling Centres, including:

  • Chigwell Road, Redbridge
  • Jenkins Lane, Newham
  • Frizlands Lane, Barking & Dagenham
  • Gerpins Lane, Havering

ID is required to dispose of waste at ELWA refuse and recycling centres.



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