Garden waste service

Garden waste registration is closed

The current service year for garden waste collections was due to end on 4 October. We have extended this until 8 November to compensate for the loss of service during Covid. Check your extra collection dates.

The next service year will run from 9 November 2020 to 7 November 2021. If you have signed up during the recent registration period, we will send your permit sticker along with a calendar between 23 October and 4 November. Make sure you display your permit sticker on your brown bin before 9 November as we can only empty bins with valid permit stickers.

Register an interest

Registration for the garden waste service is closed. There will be another opportunity to sign up in early 2021. If you would like us to email you a reminder when registration opens, you can register your interest below.

Register an interest in garden waste collections

Permits cost £25 per brown bin and will be emptied once every two weeks except over the festive period when there will be no collections between 16 December and 14 January.

There will only be one more opportunity to sign up to the new service year in early 2021. The payment will remain £25 and your permit will be valid until 7 November 2021.

Read the garden waste terms and conditions

You will need to renew your permit every year before it expires to continue receiving the service.

Damaged or missing bins

If your garden waste bin is damaged or missing you can email waste to order a new bin.

You must give your full name and address with the reason for your request.

Moving house

You can transfer your permit to your new address when you move house. You must give us at least 6 weeks’ notice and take your brown bin and permit sticker with you when you move. Email waste to let us know.

Other ways to recycle

You can still recycle your garden waste by using a compost bin and our recycling centres .

Find out what happens to all the recycling and waste collected in Edinburgh.