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Garden Waste - Green wheeled bin

Recycling garden waste via your kerbside collection helps turn it into nutritious soil conditioner, which increases the good nutrients in soil that helps plants grow. This is used in agriculture, land reclamation and multipurpose composts.

How to use your garden waste collection service:

Garden waste is collected fortnightly from your green wheeled bin(s). Appropriate garden waste should be placed in your green wheeled bin and set out for kerbside collection at your usual collection point, every other week (on the same day as your orange glass box collections) by 7:30am.

From 3rd October 2022 onwards, we no longer accept food waste in your green wheeled bins.  You must present food waste for collection in the external food caddy provided to your household.


What goes in the green wheelie bin?

Green Tick
 Suitable For
Red Cross
 Not Suitable For
Grass CuttingsFood Waste
ShrubsAny packaging waste including plastic, cardboard or cans
PlantsFlower Pots
Branches (maximum 4" thick)                                              Soil/Mud/Hardcore
WeedsTreated Wood
LeavesPet Waste
Cut Flowers 
House Plants 
Vegetable patch waste (stalks, leaves) 
Windfall fruit (fruit fallen from trees) 

Key Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You can order new wheeled bins online.  There is a charge for additional wheeled bins. There is the choice of a small 140 litre or larger 240 litre wheeled bin

We only collect garden waste from Basildon Council wheeled bins.

Composting at home is a great idea and is easy to set up.

You can order a compost bin from Love Essex for a low fee or simply read helpful tips about how to compost properly.