Garden waste service

Garden waste registration is closed

The current service year for garden waste collections runs from 9 November 2020 to 7 November 2021. If you have signed up during the recent registration period, you should have received your permit sticker along with a calendar. Make sure you display your permit sticker on your brown bin before your next collection,  as we can only empty bins with valid permit stickers

If you have not received your permit please notify us within 28 days of the service start date, before 29 November 2020. 

Register an interest

Registration for the garden waste service is closed. There will be another opportunity to sign up from 2 February until 16 February. 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 14 December and 10 January.

There will only be one more opportunity to sign up to the new service year, in February 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.